Last Modified on Nov 28, 2014
What Is a Dental Extraction?
Natural tooth extraction or losing a tooth at a young age is quite natural and common and is little more than an indicator of growing up. However, as an adult tooth extraction is generally more invasive and progressive. A dental extraction performed on an adult typically involves the pulling of a tooth or teeth for a number of reasons. Likewise, such a procedure can be accompanied by additional mouth pain and oral health concerns.
Generally, tooth extractions are completed when a tooth is damaged so badly it is beyond repair. Additional reasons for dental extraction include overcrowding in the mouth, infection in the tooth or root, risk of infection or periodontal gum disease.
General tooth extraction pain can range from mild to a bit more severe; however, medication and treatment can help prevent too severe pain. Common symptoms of tooth extraction include site tenderness, slight swelling and possible bruising, particularly with the removal of wisdom teeth. Additional symptoms may include jaw stiffness or soreness and general pain that persists for several days to a week. If pain continues or intensifies past this point, may require the dentist’s or surgeon’s attention.
Tooth Extraction Pain Remedies
Individuals are generally sent home with intensive pain killers following a dental extraction; however, these are often strong medications and may be hard on the system. Many natural options can offer relief for tooth extraction pain. Applying minced garlic to the extraction site periodically relieves pain while rinsing with diluted apple cider vinegar cleanses the mouth and the wound, eliminating any bacteria and reducing pain. Clove oil and tea tree oil can also be used to relieve tooth and gum pain when applied directly to the pain site.
[YEA] Quite a few years ago, at this point, I was really having problems with this same thing. Believe it or not, it was my acupuncturist who fixed that issue. I would never have put this together but he explained that tooth sensitivity is related to stomach issues. He needled me for this and it took care of this! Now, when my teeth feel strange or are sensitive, I know it has more to do with my stomach than my teeth. I eat calming foods and never drink cold drinks as cold puts out the digestive fire and causes havoc in the stomach.
Hope this helps, Lisa
[YEA] 2 weeks ago, I had a wisdom tooth pulled, it would hurt and in that area it would feel hot. I started off putting minced garlic in the area and it stopped the pain, but 1 week later it still felt hot and too much garlic was making the gum raw. Thank-you for the vinegar idea, it worked and after about 3 days it is healing, no more hot spot. I mix about 2 teaspoons in a glass of water and swish it in that area... 3 times a day.... Feels great now!!!
[YEA] To: Mr Ted.... I have a question
I had a root canal done in a right upper tooth when I was 15 years old. Everything was o.k. Until I was pregnant with my daughter about 9 years ago. The gum was infected (around the area of root canal) a large pus from root canal was hurting my mouth. I was put on antibiotics twice during my pregnancy. My oral surgeon drained the pus after I gave a birth to my daughter. That was 9 years ago.
I began to have pain in the same area this summer. Once more I saw my dentist and he told me that I needed to extract the tooth. To make a long story short, I found a dentist who would do a re-root canal. He did a re-root canal for me this October of 2011 and put a new crown. His comment was there would be no guarantee that this tooth would last long. I thought he was saying to me indirectly that I need to extract this tooth eventually. My gum area was again started hurting about 2-3 weeks ago, so I put clove oil and tea tree oil in where I was hurting. Fortunately all my pain is gone and I feel that this tooth will last long. Do you think these oil are getting rid of my infection? I understand we cannot wipe out infection from root canal completely.
I really want to keep all my teeth including the one I talked about. Is there any other recommendation to keep the tooth other than what I am doing right now? (using oil) Sincerely, Summer
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Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Leah (Friendswood, Tx, United States) on 09/12/2009
[YEA] Hi, I had a wisdom tooth extraction which led to dry socket. It hurt so bad, the pain was unbearable. I couldnt get to the dentist because it was closed, so I went and bought some clove oil, VERY potent stuff. I wet the gauze with a little clove oil and water and bit down on it. It was extremely powerful and was very bitter. I left it in for about 20 seconds biting down on it and pulled it out. I swallowed the reminence of it and it was spicy and bitter. Well, after that, I waited about 5 seconds and it atarted to work. All the pain was gone. I recommend it to anyone with dry socket, although it is powerful, it will get the job done better thsn psin meds, which I also took along side of clove oil, like ibuprophen, and applied Tigers Balm to the outside of the face where more of the pain was, and it took away the swelling. You will have to do this a few times a day and clean your teeth before you do this.
Approval Ratings BETTER BUT NOT CURED (1) 100% Posted by Ashamed To Admit It (Everywhere, Usa) on 04/24/2013
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] Coconut oil in the diet has made life bearable from pain all day and night in numerous spots... Some ugly cavities and some broken crowns and some just seem to have sensitivities.
Gave up getting any more fixes, all the old ones failed and most recent work 2010, new crowns and fillings, ended up causing pain for solid year all day- everyday
12-12 to 4-13 Eat coconut oil in diet EVERYDAY and pain stays away... skip day or two and pain is back with a vengence.Replied by Tons Of Dental Work
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04/26/2013Posted by Tahera (Pune, India) on 03/22/2014
Hi! I had to extract 2 of my upper jaw wisdom teeth in June 2013 as they were next to my sinus membrane n were troubling me in form of giddiness n weakness. Ever since the extraction, my nerves are totally disturbed n I still have d pain of the wound due to d extraction though it is healing slowly. My dentist has said it would take at least a year to heal. In the meantime there aren't any medicines for it. I wanted to know if there are any home remedies which can soothe n heal d nerves faster. Best wishesPosted by Andy (New York City, Ny) on 02/08/2012
Back in 1995, I had an awful pus on my gum that was painful, yet it was killing my tooth as well. To kill the pain, I washed my mouth with Listerine mouthwash, then I used a sharp pin as used in tailors. The pin was cleaned with rubbing alcohol, then I pushed the pin into the area of the pus and then pulled out the pin. Next, I squeezed the pus out from opposite side of the gum where the pus was sitting. This forced the pus to come out of the hole that was made by the pin. All of the infection then was gone.
Next, make an appointment to the dentist. According to the dentist, I had to get a root canal job done on that tooth. The root canal job only lasted less than one year. The following year, I had the root canal removed (very bloody procedure)!
As I completely had the next tooth became a bridge job. As to the root canal jobs, it is not worth the expense of pulling out the root canal if the tooth is so old and about to crack into pieces or has been drilled so many times, that it would soon fall apart anyway. Best is to pull that tooth, no root canal, and just do a bridge job or a new denture instead.
Never allow a dentist to implant teeth. This is very dangerous for the jaw bone, which my dentist has informed me when I asked about it. The jaw bone can break or crack from any implanted tooth, and also it can become infected, until death occurs. As new technology is advancing, find a dentist with laser technology rather than the old drilling the teeth as it causes pain, heat and cracks from so much heat and vibration of the drill. One of the best machines now is from Biolase Technology company. There is a search engine of dentists that use their equipment to find the dentist in your area. This is a painless dental technology, not like drilling. Go see it at their website. I am now using this type of dentist, and I can tell you it won't even make you nervous as with the noise of drilling and grinding the teeth the old fashion way. You will be laying down on the dental lounge instead of the old dental chair, no joke.Posted by Sk (Redmond, Wa, U.s.a.) on 06/08/2010
my name simi, i have a upper left molar tooth #14 which needs to be extracted surgically.The tooth structure is almost gone,one side of the crown has gone down to the gumline, one side is there. it has hole in it and has cavity. my dentists told me to go to a oral surgeon to have it removed. I am very scared,does somebdy hade the same problem. What are the possible complications i can face. Will it be a good idea to consult with a holistic dentists for this problem. since there is a hole in the tooth i have not been chewing from that side of the mouth for long now.i have heard of getting a hole in the sinus, so iam more reluctant, but iam not able to use left side of my mouth. Also the cavity in the pulp, i been doing oil pulling with sunflower oil atleast once a day. But i dont know if that will fix the problem. I think i cant certainely grow the tooth back. Does somebody has any advice for me. I been puting this off becz i am scared. Any help is appreciated.
thanks much.Replied by Dianna