Tooth pain can be almost impossible to ignore, but the cure is usually hours if not days away. If you have been there, you know what I mean. When you have a really bad toothache, not much else seems to matter.
Of course, the solution to any serious problem with your teeth usually involves seeing a dentist. But while you are waiting for your appointment, how do you manage the pain and still keep your sanity? In my opinion, clove oil is the best solution out there.
Clove oil is an essential oil that promotes a calm yet motivating energy. Most often it is sold in concentrated form and not properly diluted for soothing tooth pain.
The main risk with using clove oil full strength is skin irritation, especially if the oil makes contact with skin not protected by saliva. To avoid this irritation, mix the clove oil with a little olive oil or toothpaste.
Apply the mixture directly to the painful area. You can also soak a cotton ball and hold it in place or use a mini dental brush to reach a tender spot.
In some cases, clove oil will also promote healing. Its antibacterial properties can help eliminate the bacterial cause of swollen bleeding gums and tooth infection.
There are many other uses for clove oil, including treating toenail fungus. But even if you just use clove oil for a sore mouth, it's a definitely a keeper.
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