The Wisdom Tooth or the third molar, is the final tooth that erupts from the gum muscles in the dental cavity. The Wisdom Tooth is called so because it generally erupts between the ages 17-25 of an adult’s lifespan, unlike the other permanent teeth which arise much earlier. In a lot of cases, there isn’t enough space in between the jaws to make place for the new molar, and for this reason, it erupts into the dental cavity in a forceful manner. This leads to distress and sometimes, even severe pain in the area.
Some handy home remedies to reduce pain are as follows:
- Salt Water: Salt water gargles can treat swollen gums, fight bacteria, infections. It is an effective measure to ease the pain of an erupting wisdom tooth. Repeat the process every few hours and you’ll begin experiencing pain relief
- Chewing Gum: Chewing gum is alternative to look at when you’re looking for options for immediate alleviation.
- Lemon: In the case of wisdom tooth based inflammation, create a mix of the juice of lemon and ground asafoetida, and then heat it. Apply this mix to a cotton swab and use the cotton swab to apply it to the area of inflammation. This will help the healing process.
- Baking soda: Baking soda is an excellent antibacterial that can help with wisdom teeth pain relief. Use a coat of baking soda to relieve pain and infection from wisdom teeth or mix toothpaste with some baking soda and then apply the mixture to the affected tooth. This will help reduce swelling and ease the pain.
- Onion: One of the more accessible remedies to wisdom tooth inflammation is the use of onion slices. It has antimicrobial properties which make it a wonderful wisdom teeth pain relief. Apply a slice close to the affected region or just consume a few slices throughout the day.
- Ice Packs: The inflammation caused can be significantly relieved by the use of icepacks or similar cold material placed in the afflicted area.
- Clove: Clove has anti-bacterial properties, that inhibits the spread of infection, and its anaesthetic effects can numb the inflamed region to make it insensitive to the pain.
- Peppermint: Again, just as with all things dental, peppermint is a very effective method in taking away the wisdom tooth pain.
If the symptoms last or aggravate themselves, then it is advisable that you pay a visit to the dentist. The diagnosis may involve having to remove the wisdom tooth/teeth, some things just aren’t meant to be. (Good Riddance, Isn’t it?)