seriously, I have dentist phobia and asked the same question here last year.
That's when someone told me about the cleave oil, so I went to buy it and it works miracles! It sedates your gums and lips for a short while (icky
feeling) but it does the trick.
Also, putting whisky on the tooth helps to sedate it.
Oil of Clove, as stated before, is definitely the best, a must for every emergency kit, but beware, it is STRONG, one drop on or in the tooth is
enough and don't swallow. You should also note that it can/will burn the sensitive membranes in the mouth.
First of all toothache must be THE most aggravating pain in the body so my sympathies are with you.
It goes against the natural remedy thinking of this forum but sometimes pharmaceuticals can be of real benefit, if used sparingly and wisely anyway.
Toothache is generally caused by an inflammation of or very near to the tooth's nerve and with that in mind one should try an anti-inflammatory drug
such as ibuprofen or aspirin to try to calm the inflammation down. This can certainly be augmented by the use of clove oil and should alleviate your
discomfort until you're able to see your dentist.
It should be noted however that if you suffer from asthma or have any allergies to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (as I have, d'oh!) physician
advice should be sought prior to taking them.
edit on 21/9/10 by Pardon? because: Edit for spelling!
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