Take The Pain Away! Three Natural Remedies To Ease The Pain Of Wisdom Teeth Growth

Your wisdom teeth are growing in and you are in immense pain. Wisdom teeth removal isn't considered a medical emergency so it could take weeks before they are extracted. But you don't have to just live with the pain. In fact, there are several remedies that you can make right at home. Below is a list of just a few of the many solutions you can make from household ingredients that will help ease the pain of wisdom teeth growth.


Dentists have used cloves to ease toothaches long before there were any medications available. This is because cloves are full of eugenol. Eugenol is a natural and very powerful anesthetic, so it will numb that area that is being affected by pain. Cloves are also a natural antiseptic, so it will clean out any infection that stop bacteria from growing.

You can either use ground cloves or clove oil to ease the pain. Ground cloves are a common ingredient in the kitchen, so if this is what you have, place a pinch of it between your gums and cheek. You saliva will mix in with the clove powder, turning it into a thin paste and making it easier to seep into your gum line. If you have clove oil, soak a cotton ball in the solution and place it directly over your wisdom teeth. Clove oil works faster, so it is the best form to use.

Peanut Butter

Wisdom teeth growth can produce an extra amount of bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria growth is what causes the pain that you are feeling. Your saliva produces a lot of bacteria. Peanut butter works as a barrier between your gums and the bacteria. It covers the hole in your gums made by your wisdom teeth.

Wash your hands thoroughly and place a finger full of peanut butter over the tooth that is growing in. This solution is effective, but doesn't work as fast as the cloves, so you may need to reapply every few hours for the best comfort.


This common ingredient actually contains traces of natural alcohol making it a natural analgesic. Once it is applied to your gums, you will feel instant relief from pain. Like the cloves, vanilla is also a natural antiseptic, so it will take away the infection, making the bouts of pain few and far between.

Soak a cotton ball in a small bowl of vanilla and apply it directly to your wisdom teeth. Let it sit and seep into your gums for ten minutes. You can also massage the area with a cotton swab soaked in the solution.

The pain associated with wisdom teeth growth can seem unbearable, especially when they won't be extracted for at least a week. Luckily for you, you don't have to live with the pain. By using one of the simple and common ingredients listed above, you will be able to ease the pain and wait for your next appointment.

For more information, contact professionals like C. James Goodwin, DDS, PLLC.