A member asked:

I have got bad tooth pain. does clove oil only cleans theteeth or numbs the pain as well?

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Dr. James Marx answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Both: I believe that clove oil has both anesthetic and antiseptic properties. It is a remedy and not a treatment. You may just be delaying a bigger problem.

Answered 12/28/2016

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Dr. James Wright answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Alternatives: Go see a dentist. Clove oil is not a good solution. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any anti-inflammatory medication can help with dental pain. Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica can help too. But the key is to find the source of the pain and stop it. It sounds like you are suffering. Please get a dentist to help you!

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Ronald Achong answered

Specializes in Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery

See a dentist: Clove oil use is not a practice among dentist. Please visit a dentist for an evaluation.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

Temporary: Temporary pain relief. Problem will return. See DDS ASAP.

Answered 8/2/2015

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