It is actually very tough experience when you decide to remove your teeth permanently. At that time you may not feel the pain of extraction because your doctor gives you anesthesia but after few hours the pain will resume You can take a painkiller which will ease your pain to a greater extent. But by chance if your pain turns severe and unbearable, and doesn’t lessen in three to four days it can be the condition of dry socket. Rarely 2-3 % persons build dry socket which is extremely uncomfortable leading to infection.
When the doctor pulls out your teeth, a blood clotting is formed in the socket which helps in defending the nerves and the bones. In few days time the socket may dissolve and thus the nerve and the bone gets in touch with fluid, air and food which gets into your mouth. Infection and stern pain can continue for 5-6 days. But the positive thing is that the dry socket can be treated at home. We’ve approached with 5 home remedies for dry socket you can apply at your home.
Home Remedies For Dry Socket
Clove oil works as a good home remedy in lessening the pain from the dry socket. If you’ve clove oil at home it is fine; otherwise you can blend 1 teaspoon of clove powder along with enough oil (cooking oil, olive oil or vegetable oil) till it becomes liquid. If you want, you can also add few grinded whole cloves in the powder. Then you take a small cotton swab, dip it in the mixture and lightly apply on the wounded portion. Put the cotton a bit on the gums of the adjoining teeth. Though the clove oil may tinge you but it really works and within few days it will heal slowly.
Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water helps you a lot in healing the dry socket area. You have to take 1 cup of warm water and add 1 teaspoon salt to it, and mix it well. You have to sip the salt water in your mouth for five to six times and rinse your mouth, and throw it out.Your mouth will be sterilized and small food particles will also be eliminated that get fixed in the minute holes which results in severe pain. You have to continue this process daily and after that you can rinse along with mouthwash liquid.
Cold And Warm Packs
Soon after your tooth is extracted you start experiencing the pain. You can take a cold pack and place it on the exterior of face where you are feeling the pain within 48 hours. Then you can replace it with warm pack for some time. You will see that the ache along with the swelling will reduce gradually.
You can either buy eugenol from a chemist shop or you can prepare it at your home, also mentioned as ‘oil of cloves’. You can put some drops of eugenol on a small piece of gauze. You can use a tweezer for holding the gauze and then you can place it in your tooth socket by seeing the mirror. Just move the carrier in that area for some time and take out, and throw away. Every 24 hours you can apply this process till the pain has lessened completely. You should take little amount of eugenol because if by chance it comes in contact with tongue or nearby soft tissues of your mouth, it will begin burning at that time. It also has a bad taste; so only apply on the dry socket area.
Water is a significant home remedy in curing the dry socket. Hence you should need to drink loads of clear liquids (8 to 10 glasses per day) which will make that portion moisturized. It will also stop you from vomiting, uneasiness or further pain. Therefore you should make the best use of the above home remedies for dry socket and stay away from unnecessary soreness.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.