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While there are a few home remedies you can use to treat the pain associated with sore wisdom teeth, these things alone are not sufficient to replace professional treatments from a licensed practitioner. If you try one or more of these remedies, make sure that you also seek out the assistance of your dentist or oral surgeon.

One of the home remedies you might deliberate on using is the application of clove oil. Wet a cotton ball or Q-tip with no more than a few drops of clove oil, then place it on the tender spot for no more than around three minutes; any more time than this can cause burns to the soft tissue spots of your oral cavity. Unfortunately, this relief will only be temporary, and once you take out the cotton, the area will start hurting again soon.

You may want to try tea bags. Peppermint tea has numbing chemicals that can soothe aching pearly whites, and black tea contains acids which hamper bleeding. When your pearly whites seem to be bleeding excessive amounts of blood, you can moisten a tea bag and place it on the bleeding spot, biting down to develop pressure and support it to create clots. If the bleeding is rapid or constant after using the tea bag, please reach out to our office right away.

If you would like an appointment in Evanston, Wyoming, phone Dr. Nathan Lester and the Wyoming Dental Specialties team at 307-789-5608. We can’t wait to assist you and your smile!