Your wisdom teeth are the last ones that will break through the gums at the back of your mouth. It’s never a pleasant feeling to have teeth break through the surface, but wisdom teeth are a little trickier than the regular teeth. They can make your gums ache and it can be painful, but there are home remedies and medications out there that can help. 

Of course, wisdom tooth extraction is the preferred method to keep your wisdom teeth pain at Bay. You have full wisdom teeth in total, and while the pain in your wisdom teeth cameras over on its own, it can take some active management at the house for you to be able to look after them. As they come through the gums, it can be hard to floss, and food can become trapped in between your new teeth and your existing teeth. So, here are some of the things that you could do to alleviate the pain of those breaking through the surface.

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  • Stock up on ice packs. Applying ice packs to your jaw can really help to reduce the inflammation as the teeth break through the gums, which then helps the pain and reduces the swelling. It can also have rather a numbing effect, which means it can feel a lot less painful when you have ice wrapped in a tea towel and pressed against your face.
  • Rinse with salt water. Yes, this ones pretty disgusting and doesn’t taste good at all, but rinsing your mouth with cold water can really help to get rid of that buildup of bacteria in the broken gums. It can also be this bacteria that is the source of the pain in your mouth, but rinsing with salt water can help to treat any infection and reduce any discomfort. It may taste gross, but it’s going to help and you can do it several times a day for several minutes. Just don’t swallow the saltwater exclamation points
  • Get some cloves. Raving wisdom tooth pain is not the easiest thing to do, but there is research into the effectiveness of cloves on your pain. You can use it as a topical pain reliever because of their numbing effect, and all you have to do is place the clove over the wisdom tooth that’s causing you the pain. Close down your jaw to hold it in place but don’t chew it, and once the pain reduces spit it out. Some people also choose to use clove oil on a ball of cotton wool. You can hold it in place till the pain reduces and then remove it.
  • You some real onion. You may not consider using raw onion for your pain, but onions have anti-inflammatory properties as well as antimicrobial ones. Onions can help to reduce swelling and fight bacterial infection build up. You can cut off a piece of onion, chew on the side of the mouth that has the pain for a while and keep chewing until the pain reduces. Then spit it out. You may want to follow up with a couple of mints because it’s not going to smell very nice!