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Wisdom Teeth Pain Relief

It can be quite challenging to deal with wisdom tooth pain. The pain can get quite severe at times, and you need something to alleviate the pain until you get the required medical attention. Let us shed some light on the options that you have in this regard.

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Wisdom teeth pain relief home remedies

Warm Salt Water Rinse

This remedy has the approval of dentists who advise to use it till your appointment. It is quite a feasible and effective way to deal with wisdom tooth pain.
You will need around eight ounces of warm water. Stir in a couple of tablespoons of salt in the water till it is completely dissolved. Rinse with this water for about 12 seconds or till you can taste the salt before spitting it out. Repeating this process every few hours will provide you with pain relief.

Ice application

If you have a swelling in the wisdom tooth region, applying an ice pack can be quite helpful. Put some ice in a plastic bag and wrap it in a towel for applying it to the swollen area. The inflammation will reduce as a result of which the pain will be alleviated.


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Wisdom teeth pain relief home remedies

Clove Oil

This is one of the most effective remedies of relieving wisdom tooth pain. Clove oil contains Eugenol, which is a chemical that acts as an antibacterial and anesthetic agent. To use this remedy, you need to put some clove oil on a cotton swab and wipe it on the gums surrounding the tooth directly.

If you find the flavor of the clove oil to be too strong, you can mix a bit of olive oil with it. Repeating this treatment several times a day will ease your pain until your dental appointment.


Onion contains phytochemicals that can deal with germs responsible for causing infection, thereby alleviating pain. However, the problem is that for this remedy, you are required to chew raw onion.
When you feel the pain, cut off a piece of onion, chewing it on the side of your mouth. The juice penetrates the tooth owing to this, and thus, pain is relieved after a while.

What is the best painkiller for severe wisdom tooth pain?

Home remedies can sometimes take quite a long time to show results. Perhaps this is the reason that people opt for painkillers to deal with wisdom teeth pain.

When we talk about the best painkiller for wisdom teeth pain, you have two main options. One of them is a numbing dental gel that reduces the feeling in gums and decreases the pain. The gel is applied to the affected gums directly and contains benzocaine as the active drug.

An effective painkiller for wisdom tooth pain is Ibuprofen, which reduces inflammation and relieves discomfort. Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs can be quite effective in dealing with the pain.



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