When people think of the teeth, they usually think of hams. The truth is that the nails are a great tool used in dentistry for hundreds of years.
Clove oil has a history dating back to 600 AD and was used by the Chinese, Greeks and Romans for medicinal purposes. Clove oil has been a wonderful resource for dentistry as it can function as an analgesic for many different types of teeth and gum pain.
Cloves have “antiseptic anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and has been widely used to prevent oral diseases, such as plate and mouth ulcers.”
Cloves have a special damage, the healing power of special molecule. “The molecule called eugonol in the essential oil of cloves, in particular, inhibits the growth of most bacteria that cause diseases, leaving beneficial bacteria unscathed.”
With all these wonderful properties, you can easily see why it would be used in dentistry, except that not many people are aware.
If you have a cavity and causing you pain, you can take a cotton ball and dip it in clove oil. Then place it on top of the tooth, and gently push in the area that is bad. This should give relief for at least 60-90 minutes. If clove oil “not calm” the nerve, you can discard the old cotton ball and put a fresh clove oil soaked one in its place. You should not use the teeth in this way, in case of pregnancy, babies and toddlers.
Some dentists use clove oil before administering the anesthetic needle. Clove oil is rubbed into the injection site with a swab and the area is numb to help the cause stroke patient discomfort.
Dentists have used a mixture of carnation oil and zinc oxide to create a temporary filling to a cavity. Clove oil relieves pain and kept filling a filling can be made permanent. Some mouthwashes and toothpastes contain cloves as well.
The clove oil is ideal for wisdom teeth to come. It is not just a temporary pain relief; it can also reduce some inflammation. You can use the new method cotton swab dipped in clove oil and place the swab on the back of the mouth where teeth are erupting wisdom.
As always, be sure to contact your dentist to use clove oil as an analgesic and if the pain does not stop.