Home remedies for wisdom tooth pain

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Nov 23, 2012

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Quick Bites

  • Salt water gargles are very effective in reliving the symptoms.
  • You can also chew gums which are known to reduce the pain.
  • Clove oil application can help in case of sore tooth.
  • Apply ground and heated asafoetida in lemon juice.

Wisdom tooth is the last tooth that erupts in the mouth. It is the third and the concluding set of molars and it starts erupting at a later age in life, generally between 17-25 years of age. At that age, there may not be enough space in the jaws to accommodate this tooth and hence, it eruptsin a crooked and angular manner, which might lead to complications and severe aches. There are many home remedies for sore wisdom teethwhich can provide relief to varying degrees.

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Home remedies for sore wisdom teeth

Salt water

Salt water gargles are very effective in reliving the symptoms. Add a tablespoon of salt into a glass of warm water. Warm water is preferred as it dissolves the salt easily. Gargle with this water several times a day. This will reduce the pain as well as the inflammation.

chewing gum


Chewing gums

You can also chew gums which have been known to reduce the pain.


Clove oil

Clove oil is very effective in soothing the pain. Topical application can help in case of sore tooth. An ingredient called Eugenol, which is present in cloves, is a powerful anaesthetic as well as an antiseptic.

lemon juice


Lemon juice

One of the home remedies for sore wisdom teeth involves grinding Asafoetida in lemon juice and then heating it. Apply this solution on the affected area with a cotton swab. This will soothe the soreness substantially.


Wheat grass

Juice of wheatgrass is a very effective mouthwash in case of sore teeth. Chewing wheatgrass also is equally effective.

onion for sore wisdom tooth


A slice of onion placed over the affected area also provides relief from the pain. Simply chewing a few slices a day can also provide relief.


Bay berry and vineger

A paste made out of the bark of bay berry with vinegar can be applied to the sore area for prompt relief. This is known to be one of the popular home remedies for sore wisdom teeth.


Ice pack

Keep an ice pack near the sore area to ease out the pain, though the relief is temporary.

olive oil


Olive oil

Apart from these, the use of olive oil, tea bags, and oregano oil are also quite popular in alleviating the symptoms of sore tooth.

When the wisdom tooth erupts, it can be quite painful and can lead to a lot of discomfort. Though there are a lot of home remedies for sore wisdom teeth, it is better to consult a doctor in case the pain becomes unbearable.


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  • Suman20 Jul 2015

    When wisdom teeth start growing in wrong directions, you’ll have to get them cut out which is very very painful.

  • Holly James04 Apr 2013

    Thanks for sharing! It is really helpful for me as my daughter is about to get her wisdom tooth out.

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