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Dental experts! what is a home remedy for wisdom tooth pain?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wisdom tooth pain

Rule #1: never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue and give you more pain.
Rule #2: use OTC NSAIDs every 6 hours or Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. Rule #3 tooth pain will not go away on its own, so it's important not to ignore the symptoms.

In brief: Wisdom tooth pain

Rule #1: never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue and give you more pain.
Rule #2: use OTC NSAIDs every 6 hours or Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. Rule #3 tooth pain will not go away on its own, so it's important not to ignore the symptoms.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Accupressure

Accupressure is a simple technique that some people have described as an effective way to relieve dental pain.
The technique involves applying pressure to the webbed area between the thumb and the index finger. A variation of the technique using ice to the same area may also provide some relief for some patients. Warm salt water rinses also may help.

In brief: Accupressure

Accupressure is a simple technique that some people have described as an effective way to relieve dental pain.
The technique involves applying pressure to the webbed area between the thumb and the index finger. A variation of the technique using ice to the same area may also provide some relief for some patients. Warm salt water rinses also may help.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Use cloves

Crush up some whole cloves in the area or maybe chew them. Cloves release eugenol which helps reduce tooth discomfort.
Be careful not to get too much on the gums because it can burn your gums.

In brief: Use cloves

Crush up some whole cloves in the area or maybe chew them. Cloves release eugenol which helps reduce tooth discomfort.
Be careful not to get too much on the gums because it can burn your gums.
Dr. Joel Doyon
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: A few ideas

Rinsing mouth with warm saltwater will help ease the pain.
Rinse 2-5 times a day; don’t swallow salt water. Oral numbing meds can be applied. OTC pain relievers may help ease the pain. Chewing gum will gently massage the irritated area. These measures may temporarily relieve the pain. However, an oral surgeon should examine the tooth/teeth and decide whether further treatment is necessary.

In brief: A few ideas

Rinsing mouth with warm saltwater will help ease the pain.
Rinse 2-5 times a day; don’t swallow salt water. Oral numbing meds can be applied. OTC pain relievers may help ease the pain. Chewing gum will gently massage the irritated area. These measures may temporarily relieve the pain. However, an oral surgeon should examine the tooth/teeth and decide whether further treatment is necessary.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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