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6 Amazing Home Remedies for Wisdom Tooth Pain

6 Amazing Home Remedies for Wisdom Tooth Pain


Most of the components in our body will be fully developed once we reach adulthood, however, there is one part that usually appears when we are between 18 to 25 years old- the wisdom tooth. Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are the final posterior tooth in four quadrants in your mouth. They may all erupt at once or one at a time meaning for those who suffer the side-effects these can continue on and off for years.


Wisdom teeth might not be able to fully develop due to insufficient space as they come through so late in life. Therefore, they can easily get stuck or push on other teeth which can cause severe pain and sore gums especially when you are eating food. This pain can go on for months as the tooth tries to break through the gum.

Moreover, you may experience several other side-effects such as difficulty in biting or chewing food, bad breath, headaches or pain from adjacent teeth. Sometimes, wisdom tooth pain might suddenly occur without any prior indication therefore, it might become unbearable as well as affect your daily activities or being able to sleep. The 6 natural home remedies below can significantly help you to relieve the soreness and discomfort. Nonetheless, if the pain, swelling or other effects continue do visit your dentist as it may be time to have it pulled out for good.



This incredible herb is packed with anaesthetic properties which can significantly relieve pain. Moreover, it can inhibit bacteria and germs in the mouth associated to infection.

  • Apply some peppermint oil on the affected area.
  • Let it sit for several minutes
  • Rinse your mouth out with salt water
  • Repeat the process several times a day.


  • Add some dry peppermint leaves into a glass of hot water
  • Steep for 5 – 7 minutes
  • Swish it in your mouth for half a minute and spit out.
  • Repeat the process several times a day.



Salt is another effective remedy for toothache. It can help to reduce inflammation, redness and swelling in the gums. Plus, it can prevent and fight infection.

  • Mix some salt in a glass of lukewarm water
  • Swish it in your mouth a few times daily to ward off the pain and bacteria.


  • Alternatively, mix some salt and pepper with a little water to create a paste
  • Apply the paste directly onto the affected gums
  • Let it sit for several minutes
  • Repeat the process for 2 – 3 times on a daily basis.



Clove is an effective method to treat wisdom tooth pain or any other toothaches. Thanks to its analgesic as well as anaesthetic compounds, clove can heal a wound and mitigate the pain. Moreover, its antibacterial and antiseptic compounds can prevent infection.

  • Apply the clove oil directly on the wisdom tooth and it’s surrounding area.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times daily
  • If the clove oil is too strong for you, you can mix it with some olive oil to dilute.


  • Alternatively, put 2 – 3 cloves in the affected area to ease the pain
  • Since the clove starts to release its oil, you can get instant relief
  • Repeat the process 1 or 2 times on a daily basis.


  • Another choice is to mix some garlic clove with some salt, and some clove oil to create a paste
  • Apply the thick paste on the affected area and let it sit for 10 minutes
  • Rinse off thoroughly with water
  • Repeat the process 1 or 2 times on a daily basis.




Armed with antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, onion can offer relief from wisdom tooth pain instantly and inhibit germs associated with infection.

  • Chew some raw onion for several minutes
  • If you are not able to chew due to pain and swelling, put a piece of raw onion on the sore tooth
  • Repeat either process several times a day to mitigate the pain.



Packed with antibiotic, antioxidant and anti – inflammatory properties, garlic can significantly mitigate wisdom tooth pain. In addition, it can prevent and keep the bacterial infection at bay (See also how to cure impetigo with garlic)

  • Crush some garlic cloves and place them on the affected area (chew if you prefer)
  • Alternatively, mix some garlic with black salt to create a paste.
  • Put it on the affected gum
  • Let it sit for several minutes and then spit it.
  • Repeat the process 1 or 2 times on a daily basis to relieve the pain.



This seems to be one of the most effective methods to treat wisdom tooth pain, guava leaves possess a bioflavonoid called quercetin that has antispasmodic compounds. Moreover, they are full of antimicrobial, analgesic as well as anti – inflammatory properties, a real all-rounder.

  • Chew some guava leaves to apply the juice directly onto the affected area


  • Alternatively, boil some guava leaves in a glass of water for 5 – 6 minutes
  • Strain the solution and let it cool
  • Use this as a mouthwash to reduce swelling and pain.


6 ingredients you can try the next time you are suffering with wisdom tooth pain, with ingredients you probably have at home already. Massive thank you to guest contributor Jelly Jeff from Vietnam. Jelly is a nurse, who studied in Denmark & Singapore, freelance writer who has contributed to many health websites such as Authority Remedies, Lifehack and Instructables on health & nutrition topics. I know personally home remedies have saved me from the worst dental pain of my life especially when it strikes in the middle of the night!


Comment below to welcome Jelly and do share with us your experiences of wisdom tooth pain and if you’ve tried any of these home remedies yourself.

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