Amanda Barrell from Medical News Today wrote the article “Is clove oil effective for toothache?”. She shares the enormous benefits of clove oil for people suffering from toothaches. Cloves and clove oil have been used in dentistry for many years. The chemical eugenol is found in cloves and used in medicines for toothache pain since the 1800s. Cloves have antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anesthetic properties.
To use, dip a clean swab in clove oil and apply it to the affected area. Whole cloves may be used by placing them on the affected area for a few minutes. This is usually a safe practice, but extended use may result in side effects like sensitivity, irritation, and damage to the gums and skin on the inside of the mouth.
Toothaches are commonly caused by tooth decay, a cracked tooth, loose or broken fillings, receding gums, and abscesses. The truth is, prevention is better than treatment. So to prevent toothaches focus on limiting the sugar in your diet, brushing twice daily or after every meal, flossing, and getting regular check ups from your dentist!
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