If you are looking for straightforward and effective home remedies for wisdom tooth pain, then you have landed up at a right place. I am going to tell you some age-old secrets that work wonders in relieving the pain.

Imagine you are in a deep slumber with lovely dreams, then all of a sudden you wake up with a jerk due to a pricking pain in your mouth.

You may think it is due to the cavity but if it’s not then it is the molar tooth that is emerging at your wisdom age. The wisdom tooth appears for a normal human being from 16 to 25 years old; some people get it at the age of 30 too.

The molar teeth growth is an important phase in your lifetime, but it will depend definitely on the space available for it to grow in your mouth. If other teeth occupy that space, then these wisdom teeth will grow in different angles pushing the other healthy teeth.

It might get stuck to the previously grown tooth or may develop in an uncomfortable manner under your gums. Such tooth is called as impacted wisdom tooth. It emerges during the night that gives you the swelling, irritation, and the pricking pain while you are asleep.

Causes Of Wisdom Tooth Pain:

The pain due to the Wisdom tooth results from impaction or the unavailability of the space for the teeth to grow. This ends up pushing the adjacent tooth to survive making an adverse effect on your jaw line and the growth of another tooth.

If not treated timely and immediately, the impacted wisdom tooth may result in permanent damage to other teeth. It will also be the reason for your abnormal growth of the jawbone. Hence treat it wisely. But, how do you know the pain is due to impacted wisdom teeth.

For Symptoms of wisdom tooth pain:

  • Bad breath
  • Jaw pain
  • Swelling, redness and tenderness of the gums
  • Headache
  • Pain in the adjacent teeth

If the above-mentioned symptoms are evident and are stopping you from carrying on with your daily routine, then you need to go for the timely treatment. But the real problem arises when you get the pain in the middle of the night, no dentist is by your aid, Now what to do?

Then just travel back home in time to treat yourself with the useful home remedies and get rid of the pain.

Home Remedies:

1. Ice Pack-always Works:

Apply an ice pack to the swollen area. This can help a lot in reducing the inflammation and the level of pain. Use it as per the requirement.

2. Clove:

Cloves For Tooth Pain
Cloves For Tooth Pain


Clove (Eugenia aromaticum), has all the pain relieving properties.It acts as a medicinal wonder in curing the intolerable toothache. Eugenol is an active ingredient in clove which is also used in most of the modern dental medicines.

How To Use:

  • Take a few cloves and bite it between the jaws at the affected area. After a few minutes, it will release the chemical that will relieve you of the pain.
  • Take few drops of clove essential oil and get it absorbed into a cotton bud, hold it gently yet firmly against your aching wisdom tooth to soothe down the pain.


There may be a little burning sensation on applying clove oil into your mouth. If this sensation goes beyond your threshold limit, it can be concluded that you might be allergic to the chemical substance present in the clove.

In such a case, immediately rinse your mouth with lots of water.Stop using clove or clove oil.

3. Onion:


Onions are the kitchen healers that are used for extracting pain from bee stings and even to reduce pain during injuries. They consist of phytochemicals that have anticancer and antimicrobial properties. They can kill the germs and dangerous microorganisms causing infection in your mouth and relieve you of your pain.

How To Use:

  • Cut a slice of raw onion and chew it or apply some concentrated onion juice on the aching tooth, i.e., along the jammed wisdom tooth, the chemical content of onion will start its medication right away.
  • Extract some onion juice and apply it on and around your wisdom tooth.

4. Ginger:


A mild initial pain of wisdom tooth can be relieved with the medicinal wonders of ginger. The anti-bacterial properties of ginger root can help you get rid of minor pain, infection and swell due to wisdom teeth.

How To Use:

  • Cut a small piece of ginger and place it on the aching wisdom tooth. Extract the juice of ginger very slowly with your teeth; it leaves the juice which you have to swish around the painful area.
  • Even ginger tea can be prepared and used for relief. The tea can be swished, swallowed or spit.

5. Garlic:


Garlic has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help to relieve the pain. It is used to treat the inflammation which will be uncomfortably painful.

How To Use:

  • Crush 1-2 garlic cloves with the help of a mortar and pestle to obtain a paste. Add a pinch of salt to this and apply this paste on your aching area inside the mouth.
  • Peel off some garlic cloves and place it on the growing painful wisdom tooth. Let it be there for few minutes.

6. Guava Leaves:

The guava leaves a popular medicine right out from nature to cure pain, swelling, and irritation due to a toothache.

How To Use:

  • Pluck some fresh guava leaves and boil it with water for a couple of minutes. This will make the leaves soft. Now, chew them for 40 seconds. Do not swallow it. During eating the medicinal juice extracted will get you relief. Spit the boiled leaves after chewing.
  • You can chew the fresh leaves as it is without boiling it. This also will leave its juice which can be helpful. Later you can spit it off.

7. Olive Oil:

Olive Oils For Wisdom Tooth Pain
Olive Oils For Wisdom Tooth Pain

We all know how useful and beneficial olive oil is.It provides benefit for the healthy living. Olive oil has the required soothing effects to provide relief from the pain.

How To Use:

  • Heat some olive oil and then allow it to cool.
  • When olive oil reaches to a lower tolerable temperature, pour a very small amount of olive oil in the ear on the side of a toothache. Why ear? It is because there is a connection between the ear and the tooth.

Note-Use only a few drops of olive oil and be careful while pouring it in.

8. Vanilla:

Most of us has invariantly fallen for the vanilla flavor in ice creams and cakes but did you know that vanilla can relieve you of the wisdom tooth pain?

How To Use:

  • Take a small cotton ball and dab it into vanilla essence. Immediately place this vanilla cotton directly on the emerging wisdom tooth. This will help to reduce the pain.

9. Asafoetida:

An age-old Ayurvedic remedy to diminish the pain due to wisdom teeth is asafoetida, also commonly known as high. It has beneficial curing properties with a strong aroma of medicinal cure. All these constituents make it a wonderful remedy for toothaches.

How To Use:

  • Bite some small amount of asafetida or chew it gently under the aching tooth.It will provide quick relief from the throbbing pain.
  • You can also mix 1/4 teaspoon of asafetida powder along with two tablespoons of lemon juice. Slightly heat this mixture. Dip a cotton ball in the solution and place it on the aching wisdom tooth for calming effect.

9. Whiskey:

You heard me right, whiskey works wonder for the pain, swelling and irritation related to the tooth.

How To Use:

Take a glass and fill whiskey in it. I know you’d be happy, but it’s for the reduction of pain.

Fill your mouth with the wilful whiskey for a few minutes so as to make your cheeks ballooned up. This will muster all the medicinal values to reduce the swelling due to wisdom teeth growing jammed up in the cave of your mouth.

After few seconds, spit it out.

10. Tea Tree Oil:

Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree leaves as well as oil had been used to cure insidious infections.This essential oil has a mild anesthetic drug that can numb your painful area more like local anesthesia.

How To Use:

  • Take few droplets of tea tree oil and rub gently it on your tooth with the help of your fingertips or dab cotton in the oil and place it on the aching tooth for immediate relief.
  • Dilute the solution with few drops of olive oil if you find pure tea tree oil strong and repeat the above procedure.


Do not swallow tea tree oil. If you feel a sense of frustrating allergic irritation, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water and spit it out.

11. Pomegranate Leaves:

This is an age-old therapy that was used long ago and is still practiced in rural areas.The wisdom tooth pain can be relieved by the juice extracted from the pomegranate’s outer skin and leaves.

How To Use:

  • Peel off the fruit’s skin and add in a few leaves to the skin.
  • Add 2 cups of water to it.
  • Boil it till it reduces to a single cup.
  • Strain away the leaves and peel and obtain the liquid.

Wait for it to cool down and use the reduced solution for gargling twice a day. It will relieve you of the pain and the swelling.

Homeopathic Remedies That are a Boon:

1. Aconite:

Aconite is a very standard and first prescribed homeopathic medication is given to people for the initial budding of the wisdom tooth.

2. Gelsemium:

Gelsemium is a homeopathic drug that relieves you of the weakness and dizziness that you feel when you are unable to tolerate a good sense toothache.

3. Belladonna :

Belladonna is an effective remedy in the world of homeopathic treatments, which is recommended while suffering from a toothache.

4. Chamomilla :

Chamomilla is prescribed when the patient suffers from immense pain. This medicine provides instant relief and also soothes your pain.

These homeopathic remedies will also have a practical undermining of the pain in your jaws.

Additional Tips:

  • Keep a chilled sliced potato on the painful wisdom tooth; the chillness numbs the painful nerves. You can also use cucumber.
  • Keeping a hot water bag in just a position to your jaw where the pain exists a calming effect.
  • Gargling with salt water solution is an instant remedy.
  • Placing a piece of cheese over the affected wisdom tooth might give you an instant relief though not for a long duration.
  • Chewing gums are generous enough to heal as chewing them slowly after meals stimulate saliva production and fight infection.
  • Mouthwash checks on the germ growth and keeps infections at bay.
  • Stay away from chewing hard food till the pain recedes.
  • Brush your teeth with a soft brush.
  • Reduce the sugar content in your diet to prevent infection.
  • Water therapy is beneficial. It consists of drinking lots of water throughout the day.
  • The brain needs to be distracted from the pain.Engross yourself in some activities related to your hobbies or music. This can help you to reduce the pain.

The remedies mentioned above will provide a darting relief for a stipulated amount of time; you need to visit a dentist for complete cure of the pain.

Hope this helped.

If you follow the above home remedies and the tips given, then you will be able to get rid of the immense pain associated with the growth of wisdom tooth.

You should follow the oral hygiene at home to maintain healthy teeth.

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Dr.M.Gopi Krishna is a renowned professor in the dept. of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya kalpana at Sri Jagadguru Gavisiddheshwara Ayurvedic Medical College & Post Graduate Research Center.He has personally made around 250 Ayurvedic preparations and self dispense in his own clinic for his patients.