Anyone who has ever experienced a toothache knows how intensely crippling this pain can be. Toothaches can become so severe that the sufferer has difficulty concentrating on anything but the pain.
While there are many pain relievers available that can help, few medications actually treat the underlying cause of the toothache. Luckily, clove essential oil is a highly effective toothache remedy that both relieves pain quickly and treats the cause of the toothache. This oil has been used for centuries to treat toothaches and other oral health conditions. Plus, this plant-based remedy is incredibly affordable and the spicy, aromatic scent is potent enough to mask bad breath.
In fact, even today, many natural oral health products contain this oil because of its many oral health benefits. With a variety of healing properties, this oil can treat several different oral health conditions. Many dentists even suggest using clove oil for tooth pain.
What Causes a Toothache?
Toothaches have a variety of causes. Most commonly, a toothache is caused by tooth decay or gum disease. Both of these conditions can result from poor oral hygiene habits. A toothache can also be caused by an infection, an injury, or stress put on a tooth that is caused by misalignment of the teeth or jaw.
How Clove Essential Oil Treats a Toothache
With antibacterial, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, this oil can both treat the pain associated with a toothache quickly and treat the underlying cause whether it be infection, trauma or inflammation.
Clove oil’s antibacterial properties can kill bacteria that exists in the mouth and causes oral health problems. Plaque, a build-up of bacteria surrounding the teeth, can lead to tooth decay which is a painful condition resulting in sharp pains inside or around the tooth. By swishing the oil in your mouth as a rinse, you can prevent plaque buildup and treat any infections that can be causing a toothache.
Clove oil’s leading ingredient is eugenol, a chemical compound that is renowned for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Eugenol is actually capable of numbing the affected area while reducing signs of inflammation such as pain and swelling. One study even showed that eugenol is as effective as benzocaine in numbing toothaches (source).
Another study showed that eugenol reduces pain as effectively as many leading pain relief medications (source).
How to Use Clove Oil for Toothache Pain
To use clove oil for toothache pain, you can dilute a few drops of the oil in a small glass of water and swish with this mixture twice a day. This will help maintain your oral health while alleviating the pain at the same time.
You can also dab the oil directly onto the affected area. The eugenol in clove oil is strong enough to numb the pain and reduce inflammation quickly and completely.
Thanks to the enormous healing benefits of clove oil, toothaches can finally be a thing of the past. By using clove oil for tooth pain, you can both alleviate the pain quickly and treat the underlying cause while preventing future oral health problems.
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