How to Get Rid of Wisdom Tooth Pain: 24 Best Home Remedies

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As long as we’re on the subject of remedies for tooth pain that will burn, introducing black pepper powder to your tooth will work great, but you will experience an uncomfortable burning sensation while it does its job. Take powdered black pepper and apply the powder directly to the tooth.

You can also make it into a paste as with the cayenne pepper. Leave this on for only a few seconds, ignore the burning pain as much as you can, and you’ll find that once the burning sensation subsides your tooth will feel much better.

15. Chilled Potato

A frozen potato is a great home remedy that will get rid of wisdom tooth pain in a jiffy. Take a potato and put it in the freezer for about ten minutes or until well-chilled. Remove the potato from the freezer and cut off a thin slice that will fit directly onto your wisdom tooth. The chilled potato will numb the nerves, soothe the pain, and make your tooth feel much better. You can do this as many times as needed without any harmful side effects.

16. Goldenseal Tincture

Although many people have heard of goldenseal they aren’t sure exactly what it does. It has actually been used for hundreds of years for medicinal purposes and helps to greatly stimulate the body’s own immunity. It is an amazing antifungal and antiviral herb and will greatly help to reduce wisdom tooth pain.

To use goldenseal for a sore wisdom tooth, simply take a few drops of a goldenseal tincture and apply it directly to the tooth. Massage this gently into the pained area and let it sit for about 5 minutes. This is all it should take to quickly and effectively get rid of your pain.

17. Chilled Cucumber

A chilled cucumber happens to be an excellent remedy for wisdom tooth pain. Put a cucumber in the freezer for a couple of minutes and let it chill thoroughly but don’t let it freeze. After it is well-chilled remove it from the freezer and cut off a small slice, sized to fit over your hurting tooth.

The cold will reduce your pain level and the juice will provide extra relief. If you have a juicer at home, try juicing a cucumber and using its juice as a mouth rinse. You may also chill the pulp and place this directly onto your tooth.

18. Black Tea

A warm cup of black tea will provide the relief you need in a couple of ways. Not only will the warmth of the tea help to greatly reduce swelling, but the tea bag will draw out the pain. To use this easy home remedy for cutting out wisdom tooth pain quickly, simply brew a cup of black tea and sip it down to reduce uncomfortable symptoms of swelling.

Next, take the brewed tea bag and place it on your sore tooth. You’ll find this, with the combination of the warm tea will quickly take away tooth pain and leave you feeling much better.

19. Garlic


Everyone knows how amazing garlic is for your health. The numerous antibiotic properties garlic contains are what make it so good for getting rid of tooth pain. Your emerging molars stand no chance against some crushed garlic put on top of them. To use this extremely effective method to get rid of wisdom tooth pain, crush up one clove of garlic and add a bit of sea salt to it.

Place this directly on top of your painful tooth. Placing a whole peeled clove on your tooth and biting down on it is also a good idea. You can also make a paste from garlic powder and water if you don’t have any fresh garlic to use. Not only will it help with the pain but will draw out any viral infections while giving your immune system a boost at the same time.

20. Whiskey

Whiskey was once the preferred method for getting rid of awful tooth pain. There was many a dentist in the Wild West that prescribed a few ounces of whiskey to relieve an aching wisdom tooth. This method is still just as effective and will help to quickly take your pain away.

Take an ounce of whiskey and hold it in your mouth for at least one minute. Try swirling it around slowly in your mouth so it is sure to hit the affected tooth. When you’re finished you can either spit it out or swallow it. If you choose to swallow it, just make sure you don’t use this method too many times a day!

21. Oil Pulling

Oil pulling has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for years to treat disorders of the mouth including toothache, bleeding gums, and abscessed tooth and more. Oil pulling has been growing in popularity in the west as people begin to find the tremendous benefits it contains for mouth problems.

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  1. Thank you for the information. I have used several things in the article (like warm salt water and apple cider vinegar). It soothes the pain, luckily. Well, wisdom tooth pain is really a hell. I couldn't eat properly for days :'(

  2. Thank you, I'm going to try a couple of those if I have them here. I can't stand to see my kids in any pain.

  3. Thanks, for helpful information. I can't sleep whole night until morning when i tried these remedies and i get great result.

  4. I have a wisdom tooth impacted in my gum 1 growing sideways and 1 growing down into my jaw bone. I'm on my second course of antibiotics, also the dentist wants to avoid referring me to the MFU has she considers it would be a very difficult operation.
    I now have a abcess! I'm in agony any advice please

    1. I know this is a somewhat old comment. I just wanted to say, I hope you're better… I had a dentist awhile back that said the same. After months of agony I got so bad I hadn't slept in days. I saw an emergency dentist who told me it NEEDED to come out. It immediately was better after, even the healing pain was less awful than the impacted tooth. I hope you see a new dentist, it sounds like this dentist doesn't actually have YOUR best interest at heart.

  5. I am suffering pain from eruption of wisdom tooth for for a couple of days already.. Ive been taking mefenamic and yesterday i took 4 tablets but it doesnt even lessen the pain…. Until last night i didnt hav better sleep cause it really hurts. I cant even eat.. I just got read ur article ths morning and i tried a while ago the salt water and onion and now i am feeling much much better thank u for ths remedies…

    1. I find a couple things in fact been up since 2 take hot rad our of microwave hot as can stand ..wash my mouthnwirh strait apple cider vinegar…listerine…..bc powder directly on the rooth

  6. Thanks i couldn't sleep because i was in so.much pain…did the warm salt water and now i can't rest ?sher

  7. I must last night, I was struggling with my wisdom toothache and my prescripton painkilers was not helping so I turned to the internet and came across this site.
    I have tried the following below,;
    Tea tree oil
    Tea bag
    Saltwater as a gargle
    This realky works Last night was the only night I seplt through with no pain whatsoever.

    So thumbs up to you.??

  8. Tea Tree Oil dabbed onto the surrounding gums and teeth, within 5 minutes the throbbing was much much much less intense.

  9. For The Salt Water Remedy I Am Going To Find Out That I Am Feeling Better Or Not Because I Had No Health Insurance And No Dental Insurance

    1. Yes,it is normal.Generally wisdom teeth comes out between ages 18 to 21 .For some people it appears early or may not appear at all. If you experience a lot of pain do visit your dentist

  10. 33 last wisdom tooth coming through, due for extraction in a months time as that is the first appointment my dentist could give me.

    Prescription not relieving any of the pain and the pain is relentless and constant.

    People who have never had wisdom teeth you don't know how lucky you are its excruciating in terms of pain.

  11. It is 11:50p.m. and I had none of the remedies on here the only thing going I could do to stop pain for a few minutes was taking cold sprite and tilting my head back until it was warm it's something to do with the carbonation I guess because I only drink water. But I have finally realized I Chad chewy peppermints and I chewed them up into a paste like thing and pushed it down around the gum until it devolved and I can finally see straight again

  12. I had very cold milk and put it on the side that the wisdom tooth is on that it hurting and it froze that area and the pain went away but only for about 15 mins

  13. Let me tell you that if you have an impacted wisdom tooth and or crowding you have very little options, in my case the wisdom tooth angled against my 2nd molar pushing it and digging on it until almost reached the nerve, consequently I had to get both the wisdom and 2nd molar removed. I was in serious pain and none of the remedies or pain medication where doing a dammed thing to help ease the pain, my advice go to your dentist asap. I found mines open Saturday on Thanksgiving weekend and on walk in patient. It cost $450.00 for exam, x-rays one simple extraction and one impacted surgically removed I didn't have all the money but my dentist worked on it and agreed to bill me payments, if you are in serious pain don't waste your time like I did with all this B.S home remedies if you immediate and guaranteed relief go get them pulled out.

  14. I have been having really bad tooth ache on the lower left on my gums right at the back I made a dentist appointment for this morning and I tried cold banana milkshake and its working really well just take a mouthful and leave it on the tooth it hurts hope this helps

  15. I tried the warm water and salt and it was really cool I slept and woke up and after a while the pain was gone.thanks alot

  16. Salt water didn't work, oil didn't work, ice didn't work, apple sides vinegar didn't work and tree tree oil didn't work so tired just wana sleep

  17. My wisdom tooth really growing in been in pain all day can't go to sleep tried warm water salt now clover hopefully it works

  18. I tried salt water and although that's great for cleaning the area it didn't do much for taking away pain, I kept reading other options and realized I had clove oil and that worked in about 5 mins. I'd say on a scale of 1-10 taking the pain from a 4 to 1. Just mild discomfort now. I think I should be able to get back to sleep! My only suggestion is to apply the clove oil to a cotton swab and apply it to the gums using that as I used my finger and had the rest of my mouth burning (until it made everything numb, that is!)

  19. I just tried garlic and sea salt directly in the affected area in the wisdom tooth and the pain is subsiding that's a great antibiotic natural no chemicalized ingredients feel so much better

  20. I'm with this pain since Saturday night I took as much tablets To ease the pain put didn't help I tried the baking soda and toothpaste and it give me an instant relief.Thank you

  21. I think I've got a cavity pain and the cloves and a warm compress are working! Emergency dentist appointment in the morning for me.

  22. Hi there can anyone help me please my wisdom tooth has been rotting and all I got left is the root but my gum has covered the hole up and am getting a lot of pain there been hospital and can't take it out

  23. Been alternating onion directly on tooth and water with salt (Epsom and sea), finally got enough relief to be able to think straight. Thank u very much for your post. 🙂

  24. Hello I just turned 30 and my last wisdom tooth started coming in two days ago .. ibpurfin 800 mg works good for me but takes awhile to kick in.. but ICE ON THE AREA OR DRINK A SLURPEE/ICEE OMG! IT SOOTHES THE PAIN AND IT GOES AWAY … But comes back later if I drink coffee or eat & don't keep my mouth rinsed out .. brushing my teeth and rinsing with mouth wash .. if simple remedies are not working for you .. you most like should goto the dentist because you don't want to ruin your other teeth or jaw line from possible infection or cyst .

  25. I tried a whole clove against the offending tooth. Worked almost instantaneously. Still a little tender, but took away the throbbing pain and can now get back to sleep.

  26. This is my second day of pain.. All I do so far is taking some advil .I had to wait like 20 minutes for the advil to start kick in..will try apple cider the peppermint an also the warm water an salt.. Thanks for the tips.. Will let you know if any helps.

  27. I only have the salt water remedy, which cleanses but doesn't fully relieve pain, olive oil, and vanilla at home. I didn't see that anyone tried those methods? In just feeling weird about putting olive oil into my ear….haha any thoughts?

    1. The olive oil in the ear is brilliant for ear ache but because the mouth and the ears are connected it will help southe the pain in the jaw. I suffer really bad with my wisdom tooth and get constant ear and headache so when I use the hot olive oil from a local pharmacy it does seem to southe the pain

  28. Can u use peperment gum or breath mints? i have them 2 and thats it and can u make clove oil by combining ground clove and regular oil?

  29. Wisdom tooth pain is horrible, especially when you work on phones purely for the fact I don’t want to speak with this pain in my mouth. I don’t know if you can tell but I’ve been up all night with the pain and the stress effecting my mood massively. Nevertheless use warm salt water. Yeah the pains still there but it’s made my life a little bit more bearable at the minute.

  30. I’m over 50.. In the last two years…I have three wisdom teeth that have cut through my gums. I have my last one that is so painful it wont cut through… Mu upper left side is swollen and the upper left side of the roof of my mouth is swollen. Imagine over 50 and still getting wisdom teeth. I’m going to try to salt and water for inflammation. Anyone have any other remedies? extraction is not a option for me.

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