I had a tooth pulled unexpectedly yesterday and today I am in so much pain. The throbbing in my jaw is almost more than I can bear. I think I may have a dry socket, but I want to treat it with a natural remedy at home and I read about clove oil. Will that help with the pain? — Marna
Clove oil has long been used as a natural pain reliever – going back as far as 600 AD. Studies have shown that it kills germs and also numbs, so it’s often sought out by people who want a natural, holistic cure for dental pain.
As with any pain reliever, you’ll only be covering up the symptoms temporarily. It’s often better to find out what is causing the pain and treat it. It does sound like you might have a dry socket, but a dry socket usually takes several days to form. Make an appointment with the dentist who pulled your tooth and have it examined to determine if it’s something else that is causing the pain. If it is dry socket, ask about recommended holistic remedies and also find out if there are any alternative holistic or natural remedies. If it happens to be the case that it’s not dry socket, it’s imperative that you get a proper diagnosis as soon as you can because you don’t want to end up with more severe complications because of a delay in treatment.
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