Posted .

While there are some home treatments you can use to treat the discomfort associated with sore wisdom teeth, these alternatives alone are not sufficient to replace professional treatments from a licensed doctor. If you try one or more of these treatments, ensure that you also seek out the support of your dentist.

One of the home remedies you might think about using is clove oil. Wet a cotton ball or Q-tip with no more than a few drops of clove oil, and then place it on the swollen area for no more than around three minutes; any more time than this can cause burns to the soft tissue spots of your mouth. Sadly, this relief will only be impermanent, and once you remove the cotton, the area will begin hurting again soon.

You may want to try tea bags. Peppermint tea contains numbing compounds that soothe your aching teeth, and black tea contains acids which lessen bleeding. When your pearly whites seem to be bleeding excessive amounts of blood, you can dampen a tea bag and place it on top of the bleeding spot, biting down to develop pressure and help it to create clots. If the bleeding is rapid or continues after using the tea bag, please reach out to our office immediately.

If you want an appointment in New York, New York, call Dr. Yakov Royzman & Karina Zaygermakher and the Professional Dental & Implant Center staff at (212) 579-0552. We can’t wait to support you.