Infected Wisdom Tooth Remedies

In case you’ve read our article on wisdom tooth infection symptoms and you’ve realized that you have the some of the symptoms listed, you might be looking for a remedy and some relief. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still see your dentist. It is necessary to get an expert opinion because your dentist can give you a permanent solution for this particular dental problem. If you’d like to alleviate the symptoms, check out our infected wisdom tooth remedies that you can find at home or pick up over-the-counter at your local pharmacy. So here are some remedies you can try out…

Salt Water Rinse

A very simple remedy you already have at home. All you need is a cup of water and a teaspoon of salt. Mix it up, swish it around in your mouth for 30-60 seconds and spit it out. Repeat daily as needed.

Benzocaine

This gel-based product can be applied directly to your gums where your wisdom teeth are already protruding. The best results can be achieved if you use a gauze to dry the area before applying the product. Apply as needed.

Clove

Another one you probably have somewhere in your kitchen cabinet. Place the clove on your wisdom tooth, don’t chew it and make sure you keep it there till the pain goes away. The alternative is clove oil – apply few drops to your fingertips and massage the affected area. It will provide the relief you need.

Tea Tree Oil

Apply a few drops to your fingertips and massage the area to alleviate the pain.

Mouthwash

Use peppermint mouthwash. Swish is around your mouth for a few seconds and spit it out. It should help.

Baking Soda

Mix a small amount of baking soda into a paste. Then take that paste and apply it on aching tooth. This will help with swelling and pain.

Pain Relievers (Ibuprofen)

Over-the-counter pain relievers will get rid of that throbbing pain. Make sure you read the package for the right dosage.

Of course, all of these remedies are a temporary fix. Still make sure to make an appointment with your dentist, so that you can find out whether or not you should get your wisdom teeth removed. You still need a professional opinion.