As wisdom teeth are last to grow in, there’s not enough space in the mouth to grow, so it pushes and gets stuck against another tooth and grow at an angle under the gum. It causes discomfort, pain, and irritation.
It may cause difficulty while chewing food, bad breath and headache. You cannot stop wisdom teeth growing, but you can get relief of pain by these simple home remedies-
1. Ice Pack
It is the easiest and simple way to reduce the inflammation and pain. Take the pieces of ice and cover it with a thin cloth. Try icing for 15 minutes and then take a break of 15 minutes and then apply again. It numbs the area and relieves pain. You can apply as many times as you want.
2. Warm Salt Water
Salt water relieves pain, can heal swollen gums, and prevent infections. Take hot water and mix 1 teaspoon of salt to it. Let it cool and rinse your mouth with it several times daily. Make a thick paste of salt with water and apply this on affected tooth and leave it for few minutes.
3. Guava Leaves
Guava leaves have antimicrobial and analgesic properties. Take some fresh guava leaves and boil it with water for few minutes. Strain the water and chew the leaves for 30 seconds. Don’t swallow it and then spit out. You will feel so relieved. You can add pinch of salt to the water and use it as a mouthwash, it also alleviates wisdom tooth pain.
4. Clove oil
Use a cotton ball and apply clove oil on the tooth and surrounding gums. You can also place 2-3 cloves on the affected wisdom tooth. Don’t chew it and spit it out after the pain is completely gone. You can do this 2-3 times a day. You can also make a paste of clove oil, pinch, and garlic paste. Apply thick coat on the affected gums and leave it for 5- 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and repeat it 2-3 times a day.
Take a slice of onion and chew it in your mouth for few minutes. Do it several times a day to lessen the pain.
Apply some peppermint oil on the affected tooth and leave it for few minutes and then rinse it off.
Crush 1 garlic clove add a pinch of salt to it. Place this directly on the affected tooth. Or you can place a whole peeled clove on your tooth and keep it crushed between the gums.
8. Baking soda
Make a thick paste of baking soda with water and apply a thick coat on the wisdom tooth.
Chew some wheatgrass to get relieved from wisdom teeth. Extract the juice and use it as mouthwash several times a day.
10. Apple cider vinegar
Take a cotton ball and soak it in apple cider vinegar. Place it on the aching tooth.