Pheewww… You’re grown up (to be wise) and have a wisdom tooth coming up that’s causing pain….Then it’s no good time if you’re a gannet or a chatter box for you will be moaning in pain while you make humble efforts to open your gob. Here is a quick guide that talks everything you wanted to know about wisdom teeth pain relief methods.
If you want some relief at home while you wait to see you Mr. Dentist this what you need to do:
- Pluck some fresh peppermint leaves wash them thoroughly and place them around your wizzie tooth. This will help in reducing the pain. Do it every day for about 20 min.
- If you can’t find peppermint leaves just drop into your kitchen and pick up a tea bag (black one preferably as it is high in tannic content). Moisten it with very little water, fold it into half and place it on the wisdom tooth. This can give you immediate relief only.
- You must have heard your grandmamma tell you cloves were good for your chicklets. She’s right. Help yourself with some sterilized cotton dipped in clove oil and gently press it on the wisdom tooth so that the oils seeps into the gums around the teeth and on the teeth.
- Cotton soaked in brandy and applied on the tooth is also known to have a relieving effect.
- If you can’t get your hands on anything simply add a pinch of salt to warm water and just gargle your mouth with it to drain out the bacteria if an infection around the wisdom tooth is causing the pain. Follow it with a gentle massage to improve circulation of blood around the infected gum.
- Garlic coated with salt is also known to reduce the pain.
- If you have a guava tree in your garden just pluck some fresh leaves and chew on them for a while to drive out the bacteria if an infection is causing the pain.
- You know all our television toothpaste ads portray how binging on sweets can harm our teeth, let me tell you this is no carrots to just sell their products. Studies have shown that the sugar content in sweets stimulate the bacteria in the mouth to form acids making the surface of the tooth smoother and vulnerable to infection.
- Placing a piece of onion, lemon etc. are said to help fight the infection as they naturally possess antibacterial properties.
- If you have some wheat grass juice use it as a mouthwash to reduce tooth pain.
- If you wish to take some antibiotics an Ibuprofen or Tylenol can help you. Avoid taking aspirin tablets as it can thin your blood. You could also use some topical applications to give you immediate relief.
Whether your pain subsides or persists despite any of the above mentioned methods look for a good dentist around and get to know the root cause of the pain in your wisdom tooth/teeth ( if your blessed with more than one wisdom tooth) and take suitable treatment. Don’t prolong if it needs a surgery as the longer you wait the more pain you’re inviting to yourself.