Ground Cloves aren’t just for cooking and baking. Doctors and Dentists have used it for years. Cloves contain a very strong anesthetic chemical called eugenol. Eugenol is not only an anesthetic, which means it numbs the nerves and stops the pain, it’s an antiseptic. This means it helps kill germs that may contribute to an infection. So you can use them for both tooth and gum pain. It comes in three forms, oil, powder and whole. You can pop a couple whole cloves in your mouth and gently bite down on them after a few minutes as they will soften up. Move them to the area in your mouth that hurts and hold them there until the area goes numb. You can also take a piece of chewing gum, chew it a few minutes, then remove the gum, add a bit of powdered cloves to the gum and then place the gum on the sore area. If you chew the gum, your whole mouth will go numb, so decide what works best for you. To use oil of cloves straight from the bottle, you can dip a cotton swab in the oil and then carefully rub the swab around the painful area or exposed nerve.
Be sure and head to the dentist as soon as you can to identify the underlying problem. In the mean time, this should help.