Toothaches have an unpleasant habit to hit suddenly and bring a strong pain. But luckily there is an excellent home remedy, which acts as an antiseptic and anesthetic, and will get you rid of your toothache in minutes.
Your savior from toothache is cloves, a spice with sweet taste that has numerous medicinal properties. Cloves contain eugenol, a powerful anesthetic and antiseptic that stops the pain, but also cleans your mouth and can also be used to remove bad breath.
The three ways you can get rid of your toothache using cloves:
- Powdered Cloves
First rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Take a pinch of cloves and place it on the palate of the tooth that hurts. Wait a little and the clove will show its power.
- Whole Cloves
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Take two or three cloves and put them in your mouth, near the area that hurts and wait for a while so that the cloves will soften. Once softened, chew them easily (as long as you toothache allows) until they release their medicinal oils.
- Cloves Oil
This is perhaps the most effective way to use cloves against toothache. You need: cloves oil, ear buds and half a tablespoon of olive oil.
Directions: wash your mouth nicely with warm salt water. This will prepare the palate to easier absorb the oil. Mix a few drops of cloves oil with half a tablespoon of olive oil. Use the ear bud to apply the medication to the place where you feel the pain with several easy touches.
Keep in mind that this is just a quick and short way to get rid of the pain. Do not postpone the visit to the dentist, eat less salty and sweet foods and clean your teeth.