Here comes the dreaded toothache. Tooth pain is so difficult to deal with. As always it hits you at the worst time, middle of the night or at work. Now what do you do? Can't get to the dentist in the middle of the night and now you have to wait for an appointment to be seen. All the while your mouth is in pain.
Don't fret cloves to the rescue. Clove is an inexpensive and natural home remedy to hold you over till you can get to the dentist. Clove contains eugenol with is an anesthetic and antiseptic that will stop your pain in it's tracks. This was widely used before dental care as a toothache solution. It numbs the nerve causing the pain.
Cloves come in three forms: whole cloves, ground cloves and clove oil. You more than likely have one of these options in your home already.
To use any of these forms it is always best to first rinse your mouth first with warm salt water first. When using the clove oil place 3 to 4 drops in small bowl with 1/2 tsp of olive oil, use a cotton ball to soak up the clove oil mixture and place firmly on the painful tooth or gum. This will get to the source of the pain, the nerve, and calm it down until you can get to see the dentist.
If you have whole cloves in the house take 2 or 3 of them and place them by the gum area near the tooth bothering you. Hold them there till they soften up, once they have chew them lightly to release the oils.
So the next time you wake up in the middle of the night with a toothache you know what you can do to tackle the pain long enough to get to the dentist. Of course if you need clove oil, we have that right in our brick and mortar store available. Follow us on Facebook as well.
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