How to Deal With Wisdom Teeth Coming In


How to Deal With Wisdom Teeth Coming In. Your wisdom teeth are your very last molars in the back of your jaw. They typically erupt between the ages of 18 and 22; however, some people do not get their wisdom teeth until much later in life. If there is enough room in your mouth, and your wisdom teeth come in without getting impacted or infected, there is no reason to get them removed.

Dissolve 1 tsp. of salt in a glass or hot water. Be careful not to make the water too hot that it burns you. Rinse with the salt water and hold it in your mouth for approximately one minute before spitting it out. This helps with the swollen feeling that often accompanies the arrival of wisdom teeth.

Take two aspirin or ibuprofen every 6 hours for the first few days. After that the pain should subside.

Rinse your mouth with vanilla, almond or lemon extract. Be careful not to rinse with these too frequently because they typically contain alcohol which can burn your mouth.

Place a whole clove in your mouth, right where the wisdom tooth is coming in. Bite down on the clove to release the oil. When it starts to feel numb, spit the clove out.

Soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and then use it to swab the gum area around the wisdom tooth. You can also rinse with straight hydrogen peroxide, but this might burn a little.

Suck on an ice cube, move the ice cube with your tongue to place it directly over the wisdom tooth until it becomes numb.

Tips & Warnings

  • Go see a dentist if your wisdom tooth becomes impacted or infected.

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