3 Unexpectedly Wise Ways To Treat Your Wisdom Teeth
Are you planning on having your wisdom teeth removed in the future? Below are three tips and tricks that will help with the healing process:
Tea bags can be used to help your swollen gums after your wisdom tooth removal. Brew a cup of tea and let cool in the refrigerator. Take the cold tea bag and apply directly to the gums. The tannic acid in the tea leaves helps to promote blood clotting and is an easy way to relief swollen gums
Create Your Own Ice Pack
Creating your own ice pack is simple and perfect for when you are in a pinch. Here is how to create your very own at home ice pack:
Pour 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water in a sealable sandwich bag. Place into your freezer for at least 1 hour before use. The ice pack with have a slushy consistency, perfect for comfortably applying to the facial region.
Drink Coconut water
Coconut water has electrolytes and helps to stabilize your blood sugar levels along with electrolytes which helps to keep your body hydrated and functioning properly. Drinking cold coconut water is a great way to hydrate with the added benefit of the coolness helping to sooth inflamed gums.
Remember to avoid drinking through straws following your wisdom tooth extraction! The suction from drinking through a straw can cause the blood clot to dislodge and can lead to painful dry socket.
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