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5 At Home Remedies For Wisdom Tooth Pain

The pain of wisdom teeth is enough to cause even the strongest people to lay awake at night. If you have to wait for your surgery date to have your wisdom teeth extracted, you might be scrambling around for any relief from the pain. As wisdom teeth extraction experts, we here at Waco Surgical Arts have put together 6 home remedies to help relieve wisdom tooth pain.

Waco Surgical Arts - 5 At Home Remedies For Wisdom Tooth Pain

Salt Water

You will first want to try a simple salt water rinse. Dissolve table salt into boiling water, and once it has cooled, swish it around in your mouth and spit it out. This acts as a disinfectant while reducing discomfort.


If you have cloves at your disposal, this is a tried and true tooth pain remedy that has been used for centuries. You can use a whole clove by holding it in your mouth where the pain is and biting down just enough to hold it in place. We do not recommend chewing it as cloves can have a bitter taste. If you do not have a whole clove, you can use clove oil and rub it on the painful area.

Essential Oils

Essential oils can also be used on the pain site to help reduce the pain by numbing the area. You can use peppermint extract, lavender, or tea tree oil.

Peanut Butter

Did you know that peanut butter is a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory? Applying a little bit of peanut butter to the affected area can help reduce the pain of wisdom teeth.


Lastly, an ice pack on the jawline of the affected area is always a great go-to for reducing inflammation and irritation. You can use this in combination with any of the above remedies to help reduce the pain as much as possible.

Wisdom Teeth Removal In Waco, Texas

If you need wisdom teeth removal in Waco, Texas, Waco Surgical Arts is the solution. t Waco Surgical Arts, Dr. Jason Beck practices a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery and stays up to date with the latest technology in the dentistry and surgical field. Waco Surgical Arts specialize in wisdom teeth extraction and provide industry-leading customer service every step of the way. To book an appointment to have your wisdom teeth examined or removed, fill out our appointment form.


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