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While there are a few home remedies you can use to treat the pain associated with sore wisdom teeth, these alternatives are not sufficient to replace professional procedures from a licensed practitioner. 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 deliberate on 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 tender spot for no more than three minutes; any longer than this can cause burns to the soft tissue spots of your oral cavity. Sadly, this relief will only be impermanent, and once you remove the cotton, the area will begin hurting again soon.

You might also want to try tea bags. Peppermint tea has numbing chemicals that can soothe aching pearly whites, and black tea contains acids which lower bleeding. When your teeth seem to be bleeding too much, you can wet a tea bag and place it on top of the bleeding spot, biting down to create pressure and aid it to create clots. If the bleeding is rapid or continues after using the tea bag, please get in touch with our office asap.

If you need a checkup in Salt Lake City, Utah, phone Dr. David S. Peterson and the The Dental Studio staff at 801-758-0985. We can’t wait to aid you and your smile today.