The wisdom teeth can be a real pain. More so because they are useless. Believe it or not, but those little things that come up in the wrong place do not happen to all people. There are lucky people who simply do not have to suffer the pain of having wisdom teeth. Also called 3rd molars, they are called "wisdom teeth" because of their age – between 18 and 25 years old.
We at The bright side I wanted to give ready remedies to those who suffer from the pain caused by wisdom teeth. The list below can be shared with those who need it.
1. Warm salt water
Salt is a natural disinfectant. Mix the salt in lukewarm water and rinse your mouth. This gives instant relief to toothache. Doctors usually suggest this remedy as a first aid step. Rinse your mouth for a few minutes and repeat the process 4 to 5 times a day. This remedy is not only easy but also very effective.
2. Paste of baking soda
There is usually a severe swelling that comes with a wisdom tooth. Baking soda can come to your rescue during this time. Just add baking soda to your usual toothpaste and apply it directly on the wisdom tooth. This should relieve you of pain in just a few minutes.
3. Apply ice
We all know that ice is the first thing to use to treat any type of swelling. Just use the ice pack on the side cheek where you have a painful tooth. Use the 15-minute and 15-minute method and repeat it several times a day, whenever you experience acute pain. This method is useful in get rid of inflammation and swelling.
4. vanilla extract
If you think that vanilla can only be used to prepare delicious shakes or mouth watering cakes, you will be delighted to learn that there are in fact many qualities of this fragrant ingredient. It is of great help for the emergence of wisdom toothache. Just pour a few drops of vanilla extract on a cotton swab and keep it on the sore tooth for about 15 minutes. Relax for a few minutes and you will realize that the pain is gradually decreasing.
Many doctors prescribe benzocaine for a sick tooth. This gel-based ointment should be applied directly to the affected tooth. It is also advisable to clean the area around the wisdom tooth before applying the gel. However, it is advisable to consult a doctor before using it for children under 2 years old.
6. Tea bags
Different types of tea bags are advised to get rid of the pain caused by a wisdom tooth. Black tea is usually prescribed for the double benefits that it offers. Although tea heat helps reduce swelling, the tea bag is placed directly on the sore tooth. reduces pain to a great extent. The tannic acid present in tea helps to reduce inflammation.
Cloves were recommended even by our grandparents. They suggested keeping a clove over the sore tooth. His anesthetic properties help numb the affected area, while antibacterial and antiseptic qualities ensure that the area is not infected. You can also use clove oil on a cotton swab. If you feel that the taste of the cloves is too strong, you can dilute it with olive oil.
8. Turmeric mouthwash
Turmeric is known for its antiseptic qualities. The reason is that it's generally recommended for wisdom tooth problems. The ingredient has also been mentioned in Ayurveda for its healing, analgesic and antibacterial properties. We can add a few pinches in the water and use it as a mouthwash.
Peppermint is generally recommended for sore throats. Not only does it give you instant relief from the pain, but its pleasant aroma allows you to forget the problems associated with the pain of a wisdom tooth. We can pack some peppermint leaves and put them on the affected tooth for 15-20 minutes. You can also apply peppermint oil for an equally relaxing effect.
10. Chilled cucumber
When you have a toothache, all that is cold seems so good. The refreshing effect of the cucumber will instantly ease the pain. You can cut the cucumber into small slices that go into the tooth where the pain is. While the the cucumber cold numbs the injured tooth, his juice will further ease the pain. You can also grate the cucumber and apply it to the wisdom tooth to achieve similar effects.
This may seem absurd to some, considering the foul smell of onions, but they can help heal a toothache like a professional. Just cut a piece that fits perfectly in the mouth and put it on the affected area. Onions have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that help eliminate bacteria from the mouth and reduce pain.
Have you ever suffered from the pain caused by wisdom teeth? Share your stories with us in the comments section below! Do not forget to send this article to your friends or family members who might be dealing with wisdom tooth pain!
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