Got Wisdom Tooth Pain? We Have 15 Solutions! (#10 is Insane!)

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Wisdom teeth, the third set of molars that generally come in the late teen years, are almost always painful. Since they are the last set of teeth, your mouth is most likely already full and these molars struggle to come out. Although most people go through their wisdom teeth eruptions without problems, occasionally there truly is no room for the new teeth. When this happens, your teeth are then referred to as being “impacted” and they must be surgically removed.

For most people, however, you just need something to get you by until those teeth fully break through the gums. If you want to avoid taking those over the counter pain killers, we have 15 natural remedies that people have used successfully to alleviate the pain and swelling from wisdom teeth.

Get some relief from those painful choppers and keep reading!


1. Lavender Oil

Lavender is well known for containing soothing compounds and is routinely used in aromatherapy to soothe both mind and body. Lavender oil can relieve pain in minutes. Apply a few drops of lavender oil to your fingertips and massage it gently on the cheek side where the tooth hurts. Do this on the outside, not inside the cheek. Take a few good whiffs from the bottle while you are waiting for the pain to subside. This should work in minutes, literally.


2. Garlic

You can use the anti-inflammatory compounds in garlic in one of two ways. First, cut the clove into a few pieces, wait for a few minutes to let the garlic build up its potent chemicals, then hold those bits against your tooth that aches. Alternately, if you can deal with the taste, just chew the chopped bits of garlic slowly and gently and allow the pain relief to wash over the tooth.


3. Salt

You can swish salt water in your mouth to help soothe the pain. Simply get one spoon of salt and dilute it in a cup of warm water. Use this mixture to swish around in your mouth several times a day for some quick relief.

You can also mix a few garlic cloves, crushed, with some salt for a double shot of pain relief. Put this paste on to your aching area.

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