There is never a convenient time for a terrible, throbbing tooth ache, but it seems that it’s most likely to happen over the weekend or during a holiday. The cure could be as close as your kitchen or bathroom cabinet – whole cloves or clove oil! Cloves are a safe, natural home remedy that will relieve toothaches. It’s best to begin the treatment as soon as possible, especially if the tooth has abscessed.
Using Clove Oil to Treat an Abscess
Clove oil is a home remedy for tooth pain that is also used by dentists; it is a natural analgesic and antiseptic, primarily because of a component known as eugenol. Cloves or clove oil fight infection and numb the area, decreasing pain.
How to Use Clove Oil for an Abscessed Tooth
- Put a drop or two of the oil on a piece of gauze or cotton swab and wipe onto the affected area. Usually relief is felt within minutes.
- Because clove oil is very strong, for sensitive individuals it is best to add 2 drops of clove oil to one teaspoon of coconut oil and then apply the oil mixture to the affected area.
How to Use Whole Cloves for an Abscessed Tooth
- Place a whole clove in your mouth.
- Chew the clove and move the smashed clove as close to the sore tooth as possible.
- Hold the clove in place until the area is numb.
Let us know if you’ve tried cloves or clove oil for an abscess. Continue reading below for reviews from our readers who tried this inexpensive natural cure for toothache pain and abscesses.