Knowing how to treat a toothache at home can save you a lot of unnecessary pain. Toothache pain relief can be found in a spice used when making pumpkin pies, but beware, as this spice can also be deadly.
Cloves Dull the Pain
The best toothache pain relief? Cloves. Mix one drop of clove oil to nine parts water and then insert one drop into the mouth, near the painful tooth, and the pain will start to subside. The drawback to this treatment is a strong one: even a small amount of pure clove oil can damage the brain, liver and lungs. Diluting clove oil is an absolutely must. Use it sparingly and never use it on children. Using more clove oil won't get you more pain relief, it will just make you sick.
It is always wise to consult your dentist before ingesting clove oil, and absolutely imperative that you visit your dentist soon to have the tooth repaired so a repeat of this pain won't be necessary.
While relying on cloves isn't the only way to treat a toothache at home, it is touted as the best method available. Even dentists use oil of cloves as a therapeutic application when working on infected teeth. Other oils that also work include cinnamon, eucalyptus, peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen. Each of these essential oils has the ability to numb the area, thereby creating what appears to be a pain-free environment in your mouth. Unfortunately, you'll still need to pop in to see your dentist to get to the bottom of your mouth issues.
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A simple guide to nursing a toothache with clove paste for some fast relief!