How to Relieve Wisdom Tooth Pain

Wisdom teeth start to erupt through your jawbone between the ages of 17 to 25. You may experience inflammation in your gums, headaches, or tooth pain and bleeding in the affected area. So to help you out, here are five ways to help you relieve wisdom tooth pain.

Remedies for relieving pain

1 Salt Water

Saltwater rinse is one of the most popular remedies for toothache. Rinsing your mouth with salty warm water kills harmful bacteria and promotes healthy gums. When wisdom teeth erupt from your gums, they may hurt your other teeth or create cysts. So it’s good to keep your mouth fresh and away from harmful bacteria.

2 Aloe vera

Aloe vera is a wonderful substance that you can use to soothe the pain as well as reduce inflammation around the areas of wisdom teeth growth. It also helps to heal your gums if they get scratched while your teeth grow in. Take aloe vera gel and apply it at the back of your mouth; it will cool down the area, giving you temporary relief from the pain.

3 Peppermint 

Peppermint contains essential oils that can help reduce inflammation and soothe the pain. You can apply it directly to the gums and teeth, or use a cotton ball to do so.

4 Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an excellent antibacterial agent that kills the bacteria in your mouth. But you have to be extra careful with this agent; it should never be applied directly to your teeth. Instead, use a diluted form of tea tree oil by mixing it with coconut oil and other antibacterial agents. Remember, never swallow tea tree oil, spit out the residue after rinsing.

5 Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass contains a high amount of chlorophyll that helps to reduce inflammation and prevent infection-causing bacteria. It also helps to heal wounds and prevent tooth decay.

If you still have any questions related to the ways to relieve wisdom tooth pain, call Brookshire Smile Dental at 281-934-1010 and get help from our experts.