If your tooth hurts, and you still haven’t got the courage or time to go to the dentist, try one of the best natural remedies for toothaches -- cloves.
Here, it is known as a spice or an addition to mulled wine, and in India it is used for cooking foods that are harder to digest and against toothaches.
How does it work?
As soon as you feel pain in your tooth or gum, place the cloves on the sore spot and bite it firmly. Hold 15 minutes to a half hour. The pain will gradually decrease and then disappear completely.
In the case of a stronger toothache, use clove oil (it can be purchased in herbal pharmacies) which acts as an anesthetic.
After placing the cloves on the sore spot (massage the gum above the tooth or below the ailing tooth with a little oil of cloves) -- the pain will be eased in a record time, as in the case of anesthesia at the dentist.
Despite the anesthetic action, clove oil acts against infections and relieves the reason for the pain, and it is good for your fresh breath. The presence of eugenol in cloves is credited for its beautiful aroma and it also helps in numbing the dental pain and removing bacteria from the oral cavity.
Moreover, chewing cloves can also mitigate your digestive problems.