Wisdom Tooth Ache
Almost all patients experience pain emanating from the wisdom tooth at some point in their lives. A wisdom tooth is one of the four third molars that generally appear between the ages sixteen and twenty-five.
A wisdom tooth ache is generally caused by two factors and these are when there is not enough space for the wisdom tooth to come out making it have a strange position and pushing against other teeth or when it becomes impacted.
When patients have an impacted wisdom tooth, it is most likely that the gums form a pouch and cover the tooth. The pouch causes a great deal of pain and discomfort. If the wisdom tooth takes a strange position or is pushing against other molars, there is a good tendency for food to get trapped in it which leads to decay, infection, and mild to severe ache. It is also hard to clean wisdom teeth not only because it might be positioned strangely but also because it is located far back in the mouth which leads to further tooth decay.
Wisdom Tooth Ache Symptoms
- Pain in the affected tooth or gums.
- Irritation near the affected area.
- Swollen gums
- Tooth decay and infection which can spread to other teeth.
- Bad breath
Wisdom Tooth Ache Remedies
When the wisdom tooth has been impacted or grows in a strange or crooked position, it is best for it to be extracted. There are some home remedies that can be applied when patients cannot get to the dentist right away. Most of these remedies can ease the pain and discomfort until dentists can properly and permanently ease it away.
- Onion. This can be used for wisdom tooth that is still inside the gum or those that have come out already. Patients can cut a piece of cold onion the same size as the area where the pain is originating. The onion should be held in place by biting it down gently and leaving it for around five to ten minutes. Antibacterial properties in the onion will kill any bacterium that is causing infection and pain and its coldness can manage swelling.
- Garlic. Patients can peel a clove of garlic and add salt into it and then place it on the affected tooth or gum. Both salt and garlic clove are natural anesthetics. The garlic is considered a natural antibiotic that can kill any kind of bacteria.
- Clove. Placing a clove inside the mouth and sucking it for five to ten minutes can give immediate pain relief from wisdom tooth ache. Cloves have anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties that can relieve pain for a few hours. Clove oil can also be applied directly into the wisdom tooth or gum.