If you have developed dry socket after having your wisdom teeth removed, you may wonder if there is anything you can do along with your prescribed treatment to relieve the intense pain and discomfort. If so, use the following home remedy using ingredients you can find in most pharmacy departments.

Ingredients And Supplies You Will Need

Before you start making your remedy, gather the ingredients and supplies listed below.

  • Small pan
  • One-half cup of water
  • One chamomile tea bag
  • One tablespoon of sea salt
  • Seven drops of peppermint oil

Chamomile acts as a natural astringent that helps clean the socket and provide moisture to the exposed cavity. It also has natural pain-relieving properties.

The sea salt used in this remedy kills bacteria within and around the socket to keep it from becoming infected. It also helps reduce swelling and any bleeding you may be experiencing as well as aids in faster healing.

The peppermint oil is a natural analgesic that helps numb the gum tissue. It is also an antibacterial that kills germs that could infect the open socket.


Once you have everything you need, follow the instructions below to make and use your home remedy to relieve your dry socket symptoms.

  1. Bring the half of a cup of water to a boil, then turn off the heat and remove the pan.
  2. Add the sea salt to the water, and stir until it has completely dissolved.
  3. Place the chamomile tea bag in the salt water mixture, cover the pan, and let the bag steep for five minutes. 
  4. Remove the lid, and add the drops of peppermint oil.
  5. Recover the pan, and let the bag steep for an additional 15 minutes. The bag will absorb the oil and salt water to make a compress for your socket.
  6. Place the pan in the refrigerator to cool it down. This may take a half an hour to an hour.
  7. Once the bag is cool enough, remove it from the liquid, and squeeze out the excess liquid.
  8. Place the bag over the socket, and bite down gently to keep it in place for five to 10 minutes.

Using the above remedy two or three times a day can help relieve your symptoms and keep the socket moisturized. However, if you still do not have any relief, you may want to contact the dentist who performed your wisdom teeth extraction to see if there are any other treatment options available.

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