Have A Toothache? Go To The Kitchen Spice Cabinet And Grab The Cloves

photo 1Why is it that toothaches and tooth emergencies seem to happen over the weekend when it is unlikely you can get an appointment at your local dentist office? Unfortunately this happens often to individuals and recently happened to me this weekend. When you do experience adult toothache pain, it is important to see a dentist to determine the cause. In the meantime, one solution for numbing the pain is as close as your kitchen cabinet. Cloves, a spice found in most kitchens can be used to numb the pain of even a severe toothache.

The National Institute of Health Medline Plus Health Information site states “Clove is applied directly to the gums (used topically) for toothache, for pain control during dental work, and for a complication of tooth extraction called dry socket.” There are other options for pain control while waiting to see your dentist including Ibuprofen to reduce pain and swelling.  If you are experiencing throbbing pain, another option is to elevate your head to decrease the pressure and throbbing pain.2

I am Lynette Henk, XO Healthy Chocolate lover always looking for natural options.  I can be reached at (877) 208-8172, lynette@my3sonsmom.com or at ColdPressedChocolate.com.

Clove not to be used for children as a toothache remedy.  Information obtained from the MedlinePlus website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/251.html

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