I was diagnosed with an infection in my growing wisdom tooth, its just a pin prick at the moment!. I was given antibiotics and am on nurofen for the pain. My cheek has swollen so much I can hardly talk or open my mouth. Anyone got any natural cures to also aide with taking down the swelling and pain?? Xx
Some things you can try at home to help ease the pain and swelling are salt water rinses and cloves. Mix 8 ounce of water with 2 teaspoons of salt and rinse your mouth every couple of hours. Also, you can apply a piece of clove to the wisdom tooth or dip a cotton ball into clove oil and apply that for a couple of minutes.
If you have a fever go to the hospital. Oral infections are NOTHING to mess around with. If the infection gets worse, don't put it off, ok? Make sure you get evaluated by a doctor if you don't think your dentist is taking you seriously. I hope you feel better soon!
A heating pad/hot water bottle (make sure it's not too hot) put it on the side where it's swollen. (It helps for some people)