Toothache pain ranges from throbbing to excruciating, but a good dentist can alleviate the pain quickly. If you can’t get to a dentist right away, the wait can prove agonizing. Cloves contain eugenol, a chemical compound widely used as an analgesic and local anaesthetic, particularly in dentistry. Clove oil provides the greatest benefit for toothaches, but you can get the same numbing effect from whole cloves. Here are the ways you could use clove oil for toothache:


  • Probably the most effective way to use to clove to help your toothache is to make a compress. Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to get it nicely flushed out. Mix a few drops of clove essential oil with ½ teaspoon of olive oil. Thoroughly soak a cotton ball in this mixture and then hold it gently but firmly against the sore tooth or gum.
  • If you wanted to take a shortcut, you could try putting some of the oil on a cotton swab and dabbing it directly where it hurts, however, jabbing a cotton swab onto a hurting tooth or gum may not be too comfortable.Note: These methods are not the final treatments but can be used for temporary relief until you find a dentist.