Toothache can be very strong and annoying. In this case many people reach for conventional staples like Orajel and Anbesol. All of these conventional products consist benzocaine, which is an anesthetic that could cause allergic reactions.
A 2006 study published in the Journal of Dentistry found that clove oil works the same as benzocaine for helping with toothaches and chronic tooth pain.
Clove has been used as a spice for centuries, because it gives rich and spicy flavor to many recipes. It is one of the most important ingredients in many products, basically because it contains naturally occurring constituent eugenol which stimulates blood circulation and is beneficial for cardiovascular system as well.
Clove is a powerful antioxidant that can help destroy free radicals and strengthen your immune system.
You can use whole cloves, put a few of them near the painful area for a couple of minutes, until they soften a little, and then chew the cloves with the tooth that hurts you.
When the toothache is stronger, use oil of cloves (available in herbal pharmacies), that acts as an anesthetic.
– Mix 2 drops of clove oil with around half a teaspoon of coconut oil and then soak a cotton ball in the mixture. Now place and hold it in your mouth against the sore tooth or gum. Once the pain has eased, spit out the cotton ball and discard. Do not use this method in bed at night as it’s obviously a choking hazard.
In addition to the anesthetic action, clove oil acts anti-inflammatory and relieves the cause of pain, and it is good for fresh breath.