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Clove Oil Overdose
Infection: You have an infection. You have a long-standing infection that you have ignored until it became painful. Putting oil on the infection will not cure it, only temporarily block the pain sensation as the infection worsens and spreads. If you had an active infection anywhere else in your body would covering the infection with oil cure it? Please call your dentist now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not long term: Clove oil an be used short term to help ease toothaches and gum pain. Small quanties are used in some toothpastes. Pure clove oil should not be used as a toothpaste or applied to the gums long term as it can chemically burn the tissue and cause pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Used clove oil on decayed tooth and the pain was unberable after using the clove oil What happened. Made pain worst?
Not a cure: Oil of cloves does not cure a minor dental infection, just slightly numbs it. If the infection is deep, clove oil may actually act as an irritant. You can't fix this yourself, and the longer you wait, the worse (more expensive to fix) the problem will become. You know what to do. Call your Dentist. Don't put it off any longer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i get botulism from raw garlic, no oil, just a clove or two diced and chewed daily. Spores on it a problem? Wash it first? Does toxin grow on it?
Botulism: As long as you dont store the garlic in oilthere should be no problem. ...Read more
Very briefly: It only masks dental pain for very brief times while you're awaiting your appointment. It will not remove the need for appropriate care - but to get through a wait, a diluted well-spaced use will not be likely to damage nerves or even gum tissue. Just remember that it is not a treatment - only a relief. Hope your dental care will go well. ...Read more