How to Relieve Wisdom Tooth Pain

Posted on: January 16, 2019

Wisdom tooth pain can be one of the worst pains that a person experiences. The wisdom teeth are typically removed because of the amount of discomfort that they cause a person. And then, even after they are removed, there can still be an immense amount of pain that a person experiences after the procedure is done.

There are a number of ways that a person can relieve themselves of some of the pain that they are experiencing from their wisdom teeth. Today, we will discuss and go over the different methods that a person can consider when trying to relieve their wisdom tooth pain.

Relieving pain from wisdom teeth

Numbing gels

A dentist or dental professional can typically provide or prescribe a dental numbing gel that a person can put on or around the painful areas. While the numbing gel won’t stop the pain, it will help relieve it. The numbing gel will help numb the gums, especially which typically incur the most pain.

Ice packs or compresses

While ice might seem like an obvious reliever, it can be extremely helpful to a person that is experiencing pain of any type – especially wisdom tooth pain. The ice will help calm any inflammation down in the face or gums while also numbing certain parts of the mouth too. Apply an ice pack or cold ice compress to help relieve any discomfort.

Over the counter medications

Medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol can help a person with any pain that they are experiencing. A dentist or dental professional may be able to prescribe a heavier medication but over the counter medications can help subside the pain too.

It’s important to take these medications with food and water, as well. However, these medications should not be used long-term but rather as a way to relieve pain temporarily.

Saltwater rinses

While salt water rinses are also helpful cleaning agents to the mouth, they can also be beneficial to pain in the wisdom teeth. Saltwater rinses often remove built-up food particles from certain parts of the mouth – including the wisdom teeth. Swishing with warm water mixed with salt will ensure that nothing is left behind that may be lodged in or around the wisdom teeth, thus causing pain.


Knowing what different ways a person can relieve pain in their wisdom teeth can be extremely beneficial to a person who might be experiencing serious pain. Aside from visiting a dentist or dental professional, there are ways that someone can relieve their pain right at home. While the pain may not completely go away, it is helpful to know of ways that the pain can be managed.

If you still have questions about relieving pain from the wisdom teeth, then let us know. Give us a call or visit us in person, we’re happy to help in any way that we can. We know that your pain can be irritating so let us help you!

Request an appointment here: or call Dr. Call Dental Center at (706) 425-6240 for an appointment in our Dalton office.

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