You haven’t really experienced pain until you have experienced the pain of wisdom teeth! Some people will start to have their wisdom teeth grow through earlier than others, but it doesn’t matter how old you are, the pain of wisdom teeth is absolutely unbearable in many cases, and is often the best sign that you need to go and see a dentist about the problem. However, they cannot always offer an immediate solution, and that means that you are going to have to get used to treating the pain from your wisdom teeth at home. So what are your options when it comes to dulling that horrible pain?
Firstly, you can create your own special mouth wash by mixing a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of salt. You only need to gargle this for about a minute and then spit it out to start to feel the benefits of this naturally anti-septic mixture. If this doesn’t work, then you can use something called Benzocaine, which is a way to numb the gum area around the problem wisdom tooth. This is something that you can apply all the way through the day, so make sure that you keep it on you.
A slightly more natural approach to pain relief when it comes to wisdom teeth is cloves or clove oil. All you have to do is take a clove, place it on the spot in your mouth that is hurting, and gently close your mouth, keeping the clove in your mouth. Keep it there until you can’t feel your gums, and then remove it. You can use clove oil to rub into the area if that is more convenient.
If all else fails, you can always use standard pain relief tablets such as ibuprofen or paracetamol – but the important thing to remember is that these are not fixes. You still need to go and see your dentist Dr Paige Woods about the problem you’re having with your wisdom teeth. To reach Dr. Woods, call 619-359-6970.