Toothache is a painful experience nobody desires. Luckily, there are natural remedies that can help you get rid of the pain. For example, cloves are excellent for relieving pain because of the eugenol. It is a potent anesthetic and antiseptic that helps in blocking the pain and eliminating germs. People and dentists used it in the past to treat oral pain. When applied topically, the clove works effectively by numbing the area. This way, the nerve endings are temporarily deadened, so you lose sensation in the affected area.
This ingredient is popular today as well and dentists still use it in a purified form that separates it from the essential oil.
Ground or powdered, whole cloves, or clove oil are the three forms of clove you can use for numbing your aching nerve.
Start by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. Apply a pinch of the ground clove between the gum that is sore and your cheek. Wait while your spit mixes with the powder. You can get rid of the pain rather quickly.
Begin by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. Then take 2-3 cloves and hold them in your mouth close to the sore area and wait a few minutes until the cloves become softer. Then, chew them lightly to release more of its oils.
CLOVE OIL TOOTHACHE COMPRESS
This is considered the most helpful way of using clove to help your toothache.
– Clove essential oil
– Cotton pads
– Half a teaspoon of olive oil
– Cotton swabs (optional ingredient)
Rinse mouth with warm salt water.
Then, mix a few drops of clove essential oil with the half teaspoon of olive oil. Soak a cotton pad in the resulted mixture. Next, you need to hold the soaked pad gently but firmly against the sore tooth or gum.
Another option is to apply some of the oil on a cotton swab and pat it directly on the affected area.
- 2 drops of clove oil
- ½ teaspoon of coconut oil
- Cotton pad
Combine 2 drops of clove oil and half a teaspoon of coconut oil. Soak a cotton pad in the resulted mixture. Next, place and hold it the pad in your mouth against the sore tooth or gum. When the pain is relieved, remove the cotton pad. Do not use this method in bed at night.
This is only a temporary solution for your toothache, so the best advice is to visit your dentist. Additionally, brush and floss teeth regularly. Eating less processed sugary and salty foods is also recommendable in order to prevent toothaches.
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