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Wisdom Teeth Are Such A Pain In The Mouth: Three Quick And Easy Ways To Relieve Wisdom Tooth Pain

Once your wisdom teeth begin to grow in, you will experience swollen and inflamed gums. All and all, this will not be the happiest time in your life. You will want the pain to go away as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the growth of wisdom teeth isn't a dental emergency, so the time it takes to get you in for an appointment could be weeks. You don't have to deal with the pain by yourself. There are a few household items that will offer you relief from the pain until you can get your wisdom teeth removed.


What was once a boring vegetable, overlooked by the common grocery shopper, is actually amazing when it comes to relieving pain. This is because cabbage contains lactic acid, a natural and powerful antibacterial. Cabbage is also an anti-inflammatory and has been used for pain relief for centuries.

To use this ancient remedy, remove one cabbage leaf and flatten it with a rolling pin until it is thin enough to fit in your mouth comfortably. Once it's flat enough, place it around your wisdom tooth and bite down for five to ten minutes. While you are biting, the juice from the cabbage leaf will be released and will seep into your gums and you will begin to feel relief.


It may sound very unappetizing, but at the height of desperation, onions are an excellent solution for the pain and inflammation you experience when your wisdom teeth start growing in. This vegetable actually kills infections that can develop with the growth of your wisdom teeth, and its antimicrobial properties will soothe your pain. The more potent the onion is, the better. For this reason, use red onions or shallots.

You have two options when it comes to using onions for wisdom teeth pain relief. If you don't mind the taste and want fast acting relief, cut the onion into small pieces and chew on them. By chewing them, the juice will make contact with your gums and begin to work almost immediately. If you don't have a taste for onions, place an onion slice on your gums and massage it in circular motions. The juice will still make contact, but it will take longer to work.


For more of a tasty way to relieve the pain of wisdom teeth, you can use peppermint. Peppermint is actually a natural anesthetic and will numb the area. It is also a natural antibacterial, so it protects your mouth from infections.

Peppermint comes in various forms, but the best ones for pain relief are peppermint tea or peppermint oil because they begin to work almost immediately. If you choose to use peppermint oil, place a few drops on your fingertip and massage it into your gums, paying careful attention to where it hurts the most. If you want to make a peppermint tea, drop two teaspoons of dry leaves into boiling water. Wait for the tea to cool and gargle. Move the tea around your entire mouth before you swallow it to make sure you are hitting all areas of your mouth.

Wisdom teeth growth can make you miserable, but you don't have to live with the pain. By using one of the simple and common ingredients listed above, the pain will subside until you are able to see your regular dentist. For more assistance, check with a dentist like Tony Parsley, DMD.