What is clove oil?
The clove oil is an essential oil extracted from clove – a spice plant.
What is clove oil made of?
Syzygium aromaticum is the clove plant’s botanical name. The main content present in the clove oil is Eugenol. It contains a natural antiseptic, antimicrobial, and analgesic effect.
Where do you get clove oil from?
Clove oil is isolated by steam distillation. The oil is obtained from the stem, leaf, and the bud of the plant.
What are the properties of clove oil?
The effectiveness of clove essential oil for a toothache in dentistry is because of the following properties:
(1) Analgesic property
The clove oil contains analgesic effect, which acts as a pain killer or a reliever. This property is due to its ingredient Eugenol. Eugenol provides a soothing effect on your toothache.
(2) Antimicrobial effect
It protects your teeth from fungal infections and harmful bacteria. Clove oil gives resistance from bacterial infections, plaque, and fungal infections to your teeth, therefore, reducing dental plaques and tooth decays.
(3) Antifungal property
It protects your teeth from various fungal infections and also inhibits the growth of fungi. Clove oil has proteins and minerals, which generates emulsifying acids. These acids allow you to keep and maintain your gums and teeth healthy, fresh, and clean.
(3) Antirheumatic property
This property helps your body to eliminate pain in your body, joints, and muscle. During a toothache clove oil fight against catabolic reactions in your body.
(4) Antiseptic property
The antiseptic property of the clove oil stops the entry of bacterial infections. And when having an infection, the clove oil works to halt the growth of the infection. It helps to battle against antigens (foreign bodies).
Clove oil contains a strong pungent smell. Here are 3-different types of clove oil.
- Clove bud or flower oil – It is extracted from the clove plant’s bud. It has approx 90 percent Eugenol.
- Oil from leaf – It is extracted from the clove plant’s leaves. It contains approx 88 percent Eugenol.
- Oil from clove stem – It is extracted from the clove plant’s stems. It contains approximately 95 percent Eugenol.
Does clove oil help tooth pain?
For curing a toothache, clove oil is the effective essential oil. The mainly used clove oil is extracted from the flower buds by the distillation process. The clove herb contains Eugenol – a natural analgesic compound. The food and drug administration (FDA) approves Eugenol for using it as a local anesthesia. The clove oil is directly used for tooth pain.
What is clove bud oil used for?
Dried clove flower buds are used as a home remedy to get rid of a toothache at home. Since it contains strong spicy flavor, the flower buds alleviate the tooth pain.
You can grind dried clove buds and mix it with some water or olive oil and apply this paste directly to your aching tooth as fillings. This will allay your toothache. Or you can also combine ground clove powder with your regular toothpaste and make use of it for brushing your teeth to reduce your tooth pain.
How to use clove oil for a toothache?
You can either use dried clove buds or apply clove oil directly on your toothache to reduce your pain. Here is the easy and simple step by step process:
(1) Take a clean cotton piece or a cotton swab. Dip the cotton in the clove oil and then remove the excess clove oil.
(2) Now, apply the soaked cotton piece on your toothache directly. When the clove oil enters your tooth, it will penetrate into your nerves. Immediately, the clove oil will numb the nerves. And you will get an instant relief from tooth pain.
(3) After you apply clove oil, it may make you feel a little hot sensation on your tooth. However, it won’t last long. If your toothache recurs again, then repeat the above procedure.