I don’t know why, but every toothache I ever had started in the middle of the night. Later I found out that this happens due to changes in the blood flow, but this knowledge didn’t seem to help with the excruciating pain.
So what you do when your dentist is sound asleep, or in another ski vacation, and you want this pain to stop right now?
Since pain relievers are not an option for me (their dangers side effects are well knows and most of the time they don’t even work)?
Cloves, and specifically Pure Clove Oil, make an incredibly effective (and cheap) natural remedy for toothaches.
Clove oil has long been used by dentists, along with zinc oxide, mixed into temporary fillings and as anesthetic before drugs ever existed.
Cloves contain eugenol, a powerful numbing and antiseptic that instantly stops pain while whipping out any germ in sight.
I make sure to always have Clove Oil in my house, for this purpose and many more (It’s an essential part of my Natural First Aid Kit)
Why Clove Oil and Not Grounded or Powdered Cloves?
The simple answer to this question is that grounded or powdered cloves need to be slightly rubbed on the infected area, and that can be painful.
The Fastest Natural Remedy for Toothache
First thing to learn is that Clove Oil cannot be used undiluted because it can cause burning, nerve and tissue damage and, well, pain.
But, mixed with olive oil it turns into the fastest natural reliever for toothaches. The Clove oil compress seems to work best for me, especially if you have too much pain to even consider using whole ones.
What You’ll Need
1/2 teaspoon Olive Oil
2-3 drops Pure Clove Oil
How to Make
1. Wash your mouth with room temperature salt water to make sure is no left over food near your tooth.
2. Mix 2-3 drops of Clove Oil with 1/2 teaspoon Olive Oil.
3. Soak a cotton ball well in the mix and hold it gently near the sore tooth or gum. You will an almost instant relief, after about 30 seconds. Do not leave the cotton ball there for more than a few minutes!
4. If the toothache involves a molar, you can try to gently bite down on the cotton ball, leaving it there for about 3 minutes.
Toothache Relieved? Here’s What to Do Next
You can use the Clove Oil Compress a few times a day, but always remember to not leave it there for more than a few minutes. There’s no need. And definitely do not leave it over night!
Remember that this is a temporary solution and get to your dentist as soon as possible, to fix the root cause (pun intended) of the toothache.
Also, you should know that this oil should not be applied to broken skin. Children, pregnant women and people with bleeding disorders, diabetes, kidney or liver disease – Should not use this oil.
What about you? Have you ever tried to use Clove Oil as a natural remedy for toothache?
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