A toothache has an awkward habit of appearing at a time when you least need it, usually in the middle of the night or when we’re miles away from the dentist.
In those moments, you can easily be saved by cloves, a spice with a sweet taste that has numerous medicinal properties.
There are at least 3 ways you can use it:
First wash your mouth with warm salt water. Take a bit of spice and put it on the hurting-tooth gum, just below the cheek. Wait a bit and notice the relief.
Again, wash your mouth with salt water. Take 2 or 3 cloves and place them near the tooth that hurts and wait for a while to soften. Once softened, carefully chew them, so that they let the healing oils they contain.
This is perhaps the most effective way to use the cloves against a toothache. You need oil, cotton swab or a piece of cotton, and half a tablespoon of olive oil. Soak the cotton and place it on the affected area.
However, keep in mind that these methods have a short, instant action, which should not stop you from visiting the dentist.