Dental Extraction Pain Remedies

| Modified on Nov 06, 2023
Mama's Wisdom Tooth Extraction Remedies
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 08/11/2016

Natural Remedies to Promote Healing After Wisdom Teeth Extraction

As much as I like to treat health issues as home with diet, herbs, and natural remedies, sometimes the help of a professional is needed. Such was the case with my 18 year old's wisdom teeth. He was having TMJ and a sinus issue caused by his wisdom teeth. We chose an oral surgeon that the dentist we trust recommends. My son had his wisdom teeth out ten days ago and has had an excellent recovery. I thought I would share some ways that we used natural remedies to help his healing along.

First of all I was delighted to see that his discharge instructions from surgery recommended that tea bags (black, as in Lipton) be used if bleeding could not be stopped. I liked the recognition that something as simple as tea was not being improved up by pharmaceuticals, which would have been much more expensive. 30 years ago, I used black tea bags on the sites of wisdom teeth extraction, upon recommendation of my mother and think it contributed to an easy recovery for me.

Secondly, salt water was recommended for rinsing the mouth several times a day. I was so happy that this simple solution was suggested instead of some expensive chemical alternative, and obvious credit was being attributed to its effectiveness.

While my son's teeth were mildly impacted, the surgeon did not think that prescription pain medication would be necessary. He gave me a prescription just in case, but I never even filled it. I know from experience that narcotic pain medications seem to make my children feel badly. I would have filled it if needed but it was never needed.

He was also given a prescription for amoxicillin antibiotics. I didn't fill that either. I am convinced that turmeric works at least as well and likely much better as an antibiotic. I gave him 4 turmeric capsules 4 times a day for several days and then tapered off the amount. Turmeric is also excellent for pain and inflammation.

I did have him hold colloidal silver in his mouth a few times to help prevent infection.

My son had almost no pain in the days following his surgery. He had me look in his mouth the day after surgery. He had no redness. No inflammation. No swelling. The surgical sites looked amazing.

He did have some pain six days after surgery but he had gone to work in the heat and was likely dehydrated. Once he came home and rehydrated the pain went away.

He did need to eat soft foods for a good week. But he had no pain. I did give him a couple of doses of ibuprofen the first day but it probably wasn't even needed. I don't know how much to attribute to an excellent surgeon, how much to credit the general good health and strength of my son, how much to attribute to turmeric, salt water rinses and colloidal silver and how much to attribute to prayer, but they were all in play.

Just my 2 cents on helping wisdom teeth recovery go well.

~Mama to Many~

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gardengirl (Gallatin, Tn. Usa) on 03/17/2013

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!!!

Root Canal Dangers
Posted by Josie (San Antonio,Tx) on 05/01/2016 22 posts

If you need to learn more just type (The danger of root canal treatment). I love EC because people help each other. I have some information about root canal. If you have any root canal please remove it and if you're going to get one done, DON'T. The root canal is a dead tooth and it is highly toxic. It causes bacteria that makes their way into the blood steam. It can cause a number of serious medical conditions. It won't show right away, but later. It can cause cancer.

When your body is fighting the infection it cannot reach inside the root canal. Sorry to tell you, but your dentist will not tell you are they may not know. The dentists are not train to learn about this. You have a dead tooth, now think about this. If you have something dead in your body, it will cause you to get sick. It will spread bacteria all over your body, well that is what a root canal will do to you. Have the tooth removed, do not have a root canal!!

If you are sick this could be the problem. Love you all. Pray about this and God bless you'll.

Posted by Mila (Boise Idaho ) on 11/03/2021

I had problem with root canal. Had very bad infection, could nor sleep for 2 nights. Had very bad pain . I used few drops of MMS with few drops of water and DMSO and brushed with tooth brush. And after 5-10 min pain left . It was miracle. Having pain for 2 days and no pain after 10 min!

Posted by Ruth B. (Muskoka, Ontario, Canada) on 06/10/2016

After having a very difficult extraction of two wisdom teeth growing sideways, my dental surgeon told me to take pain killers before the freezing came out. Since I don't take pain killers, I sliced a thin piece of garlic and placed on both extraction stitched wounds as the pain became unbearable. First it burned slightly, then the pain lessened so I did not need to take pain killers. I continued to replace with fresh garlic slices for a couple of days. The healing process was also unbelievably fast. The dental surgeon couldn't believe the results.

Colloidal Silver and DMSO
Posted by Danny (WV) on 01/08/2018

I used DMSO and Colloidal Silver mixed half and half, when I had all my teeth pulled, rubbed it on my cheeks the first few days, and it took out all the swelling and pain, and then applied it directly to the teeth sockets. Everything closed up in a week. Dentist couldn't believe it.

Posted by Rw (Bluefield, Va) on 08/12/2016

When my daughter got all four wisdom teeth pulled in the same day, I gave her homeopathic Arnica 200c just before the procedure, shortly after the procedure and every few hours during the first day, and as needed the few days after. She never needed any pain meds even though we had gotten the prescription filled just in case. She never had any swelling or bruising. Homeopathy (it's not herbs) causes the body to heal faster and eliminates or decreases symptoms in the meantime if you choose the right remedy for your situation.

The homeopathic remedy, Ruta, is effective for pain resulting from braces or the visits where they adjust the braces. You can get the remedies on Amazon or any site where homeopathic medicines are sold. There are several different brands.

Mama's Wisdom Tooth Extraction Remedies
Posted by Mama to Many (TN ) on 07/03/2023

Dear Roxanne,

I don't remember the timing of it.
likely it was the day after.

Since that day I have had several more children have wisdom teeth removed.

I have since added ice packs to help keep swelling from setting in. Some oral surgeons give out special ones that are easy to use. I did this in particular for a son in law who had very impacted teeth. Ice 15 minutes on and 15 minutes off. Alternating throughout the day.

~Mama to Many~

Tea Bag
Posted by Steve (Minneapolis, Mn) on 08/05/2017

Tea bags temporarily relieve pain of dry socket

Had three teeth pulled lower right in the back to prepare for low-level radiation treatment on my neck; trying to zap some thyroid cancer cells. One of the teeth pulled was an impacted wisdom tooth. Up to 30% of people having a lower, impacted wisdom tooth extracted develop what is called Dry Socket, where the blood clot that should form after removal is dislodged or dissolved before the wound heals, exposing underlying bone and nerves. Usually shows up two days after extraction. Main symptom: pain, pain, and more pain!

This situation can last up to 40 days; the socket should ultimately be packed with any number of medicated dressings to alleviate pain until the socket can heal itself. I was initially given oxycodone in combination with either ibuprofen or tylenol-generic and told to rinse with salt water. Tylenol-generic did not work for me at all; help with oxycodone was "spotty." Only thing that gave me two hours of relief at one time was taking 800 mg of ibuprofen every four hours (NOT a good long-term solution, if you value kidneys/liver/stomach).

Until I can obtain some sort of medicated dressing for the socket, I resorted to the tea bag solution, and - oh my gosh I can't believe it but it worked it's wonderful not to have to resort to trashing of my other organs via ibuprofen to get some relief! (So far have used black tea tea bags and chai tea bags; both work same.)

Avoid Implantation
Posted 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.

Clove Oil, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Hs (Fl) on 03/14/2017

Yesterday I had 3 root canal teeth extracted. Since getting the root canals, I have had cancer, arthritis, and autoimmune disease. My doctor (and I) believe the illnesses stem from the root canals. I will NEVER get another root canal and am thrilled to be rid of them. Please google Mercola and root canal to see videos that explain the dangers inherent in keeping a dead body part in your mouth.

EC: Here's a 2012 article from Mercola's site that we found entitled 97% of Terminal Cancer Patients Previously Had Root Canal Procedure.

Clove Oil, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Hs (Fl) on 03/15/2017

Thank you for that story. Google "tooth meridian chart" to see what body part goes with what tooth. After I got the first root canal, I got thyroid cancer. Years later I saw on the chart that my root canaled tooth was connected to the thyroid.

My advice for everyone: when your dentist proclaims you need a root canal, immediately tell him you want an extraction. Don't hesitate or second-guess yourself (there is no such thing as "saving your tooth" or "saving your smile"). And if you need a root canal tooth removed, read Levy's book The Toxic Tooth for all of the specifics. Either way, missing a tooth is better than decades of illness or premature death.

Warm Salt Water
Posted by Amber P. (Broken Arrow, Ok) on 06/23/2011

warm salt water is the only thing that has given immediate relief to the pain of my wisdom tooth coming in. warm tap water and sea salt.

Tooth Extraction Tips
Posted by Kaylee (Palisades) on 03/20/2016

This is something you need to know if you have an tooth extraction, you must get an implant and you cannot wait longer than a couple months because the bone will begin to disappear fast. This will effect the structure of your face. Some people look gaunt or look sunken in from having teeth removed and not replaced. Some people suffer neurological issues, headaches for not having enough back teeth. If you wait a long time to get implants it will cost more you will need a bone graft by then or the dentist will use your bone. This is way more time consuming, way more costly and more pain and hassle, more antibiotics it is just not worth it at all. It is wise to get an extraction then go ahead and get the implant, and consider all porcelain implant with porcelain screws if you need screws lucky you! Porcelain is non reactive you do not want metal in your mouth since it emits a electrical charge that effects your brain.

Tea Bags, Clove Oil
Posted by Pixie (Indianapolis, In, Usa) on 03/03/2011

I had a tooth extraction two days ago and thought I'd share a couple of things that were shared with me to make recovery a lot easier.

1.) Instead of gauze, use a warm, wet teabag to apply pressure. The tannic acid in the tea will help stop the bleeding and cause the tissue to start healing faster. Any tea will do, though I used black tea.

2.) A drop of clove oil on the wound will help with pain. It stings at first and then numbs it. Clove oil is also good for helping the wound heal and has antiseptic properties, even if it has a nasty taste.

3.) After 24 hours, gently swish with salt water--about 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 cup of water. Swish after every meal. The salt will kill any bacteria and the gentle swishing will dislodge any particles of food from the open wound.

4.) Keep to soft food for the first 24-48 hours and easily chewed foods--nothing crunchy or chewy or drunk through a straw--after that.

5.) A vitamin C supplement is a good idea during the recovery phase.

Posted by Kelsey (Oregon) on 05/25/2023

I read that book, about Root Canal Coverup leaking infection. So, I decided to have four root canals extracted because of the information in that book. My health was excellent at the time. My dentist disagreed me about having the root canals removed. His opinion was that root canals might leak a little but that most people's immune system simply fights it off. I had all four root canals extracted then I needed implants, well then I need more bone built up, before all four porcelain or ceramic implants could be placed. It was an intense and very costly process. Well, every single one of the porcelain implants failed, one by one. My dentist told me my body rejected them. Four dental implants all had to be removed. A very costly mistake to say the least. I should have just left the root canals alone, I believe some a few people get sick from root canals, but most people don't. The primary point, was that after the dental implant extractions, I was prescribed a painkiller, oxycontin. but I decided to take bromelain as a painkiller instead. I took two at the onset of any pain and it took the pain completely away! I sailed through recovery with bromelain and garlic chicken broth.

Umeboshi Plums, Propolis
Posted by Griselda (Valencia) on 08/06/2021


In a few days I have to have a molar out. The pain was so excruciating these last couple of nights impossible to rest until a friend brought me Umeboshi plums to put on the infected tooth. Totally bearable and then the pain very quickly disappeared.

Another friend then brought a tiny sheet of Propolis to put round the tooth. It stays there like chewing gum and is also brilliant- absolute anaesthesia. These 2 remedies should NOT be used at the same time or one immediately after the other.

Clove Oil
Posted by Teena (Aus) on 07/28/2017 233 posts

After dental extraction requiring 2 hours of cutting and 15 stitches my husband was in a lot of pain even after taking panadiene forte, a very strong pain killer. He asked me if there was anything I could use (very rare) so I gave him clove oil but not having high expectations as whole clove had failed me recently when I was trying to avoid kids flu. He applied it with a cotton bud and I was surprised he got 3 hours relief. He slept. Well when he went back to work he soaked a cotton wool and left it there. He has done this a few times and the skin on his inner lip and gum is showing signs of irritation but he says I can work on that (probably coconut oil) when he is not in anymore pain.

I have been giving him to avoid infection and inflammation olive leaf, vitamin c, gse, li, sea salt and bs and Apple Cider Vinegar tonic. And once per day (as this is how often I see him), milk with turmeric, cinnamon and powdered clove.

It is healing nicely (day 3) and he is still using the clove oil but on cotton buds and not wearing all day.

Dental Nerve Healing
Posted by Ben (Bremerton Washington ) on 03/06/2016

Cayenne pepper works great for dental pain. it is a powerful antiinflammatory, kills germs that cause abscess, and blocks pain transmission signals. Cayenne contains what researchers call "substance p", a chemical that works to block pain signals. Years ago I had terrible tooth ache. pI ut a pinch of cayenne in there and in about 20 minutes, no more pain.

Dental Nerve Healing
Posted by Gracie (Seattle) on 03/20/2016

An Asian mushroom has been proved to regenerate nerves is Hericium erinaceus (also called lion's mane mushroom, bearded tooth mushroom) easily found in Asian food specialty stores.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Tons Of Dental Work (Pain In Patootie, Usa) on 04/26/2013

I think the system is failing myself after tons of dental work. After a mouth full of fillings that later required crowns that later needed root canals, that then needed pulled and then needed a partial that was done wrong and caused more tooth failure. Wow. The dentist that invented the root canal proceedure wrote a book called the root canal coverup. He is against the proceedure!

I have lost faith in the system and there are two books out there on how to heal cavities with diet. I was allergic to that diet but it was working for some people that gave testimony.

For me it will be an ACT OF GOD and be it unto me as my faith believes, because all other options have expired.

I did find an online denturist that helped me deal with my poorly made partial and helped me understand what I would have had to pay a dentist many appointments in time to tell me so I Could get to the bottom of my nightmare.

By odd chance I got a nice denturist that was retired came to my home and gave me a very fair price and made the most lovely denture to fill my face back out, due to the sunken look caused by the poorly designed and cheap metals that turned colors --- old broken partial. My dentist broke my partial and then blamed me for it. I had to file a claim and it was a messy mess. They refunded very little of the cost of a denture.

Never..... let them fix a broken denture, it will cause more harm than good. answers questions in a timely manner for FREE!

Clove Oil, Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Chai (Poulsbo, Wa) on 11/05/2023

It is good to know this that when you get a tooth extracted, you need a dental implant this is which where they drill into your bone to anchor the implant. This has its own share of complications. Everybody is different so it is good to do some research on the complication. Another option after a dental extraction is simply a dental partial ( denture ) for single tooth is the safest way to go. However, if you are having several teeth extracted it can result in a sunken face. I suggest taking collagen and bone supplement this may help. For other people a fat transfer might have to be considered if one is to avoid the sunken in look or a safe filler. I read about a tribe in Africa that Western Price studied, they first cleaned the tribe's teeth since they did not brush their teeth. Findings were they had zero tooth decay and no cavities, again this tribe didn't even brush their teeth. Perhaps sugar is the culprit in the western world.

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