2 Herbal Oils To Help Your Child Soothe Pain Caused By Dry Socket

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Depending on how impacted your child's wisdom teeth are, the actual wisdom tooth removal surgery can be incredibly smooth and somewhat pain-free. However, taking care of the extraction site can be a task in itself. One of the main signs of healing after wisdom tooth removal is a blood clot. If a blood clot does not form, then your child will be battling dry socket. In addition, they will need to see their dentist in order to have the extraction site cleaned and patched up. By now you may know how painful the condition can be. Luckily, there are a few herbal oils that you can use to help your child find some relief.

Clove Oil 

If your child has had a dental operation performed that may involve some pain, then their dentist may have already recommended clove oil. Clove oil is often quickly recommended as a simple pain remedy because it is full of analgesic properties. These same properties are used to help ease pain caused from sore muscles or an open wound and cut. You can use clove oil to help your child's dry socket by diluting a few drops of the oil in a tablespoon of warm olive oil. Soak a clean cotton ball in the oil mix and gently apply it to the area that contains the dry socket. Instruct your child to keep the cotton ball there as long as possible. The longer it is kept there, the better the properties will be absorbed.

Castor Oil

Castor oil is another herbal oil that gets its pain relief benefits from analgesic properties. Castor oil is often a staple in massage therapy oil blends in order to ease sore muscles. When used in dental care, it can help to control pain and any additional soreness. You can pick up castor oil from your local grocery store. Warm up the castor oil and use a cotton ball to apply it to the extraction site. Try to apply the castor to your child's dry socket in the morning and before they go to bed. If you do this regularly, then you should be able to notice a difference in their pain within a few hours.

Your child's dentist should be able to help clean up your extraction site and begin healing any signs of dry socket. Until then, use these herbal oils to help your child overcome the pain.


19 January 2017

Coping With Dental Emergencies

My son was outside playing with some friends when he accidentally fell down and hit his mouth on the sidewalk. The fall knocked out his front tooth, so I immediately placed the tooth in a small jar and added some milk. I rushed my son to the dental clinic and the dentist immediately took us into the examination room. The dentist placed the tooth back into the socket and saved it. My name is Beverly Tillman and thanks to the quick work of the dentist, my son didn't lose his tooth. Since this was a scary time for me and my son, I wanted to write this blog as a source of information for other parents who are facing a dental emergency. First of all, don't panic and get to your dentist as soon as possible. I hope this blog will help to answer your questions about dental emergencies.