Newest Review: ... down hard on it. My is this stuff strong. Clove oil is clearly very potent, as a little bit got on my tongue and it burned for a few minu... more
Numb me up!
Member Name: rose1986
Advantages: Numbs the pain ~ Cheap ~ Bottle will last a long time
Disadvantages: Numbing effect only lasts temporarily ~ Can cause a burn effect to skin ~ Strong smell and taste
After suffering from toothache for a couple of weeks and trying every method to try and relieve the pain such as sensitive toothpaste, pain killers, seeing the dentist and waiting for an emergency appointment, a friend recommended I try Clove Oil and it had worked wonders for them when they had a persisting dental problem.
I went off to my nearest Boots and purchased a small bottle for £2.57. My first opinion on this product was that it was very small but after using it once, I realised you wouldn't need a big bottle as you only need a couple of drops at a time.
The bottle has a small nozzle at the end which you cover with a cotton bud to ease application. After you have sufficient oil on your cotton bud, you then directly apply the cotton bud to the infected area. It is recommended that you don't get this on your tongue as it has an extremely unpleasant taste! You will also notice that it has a strong smell, although fresh, can still be quite overpowering!
I was amazed to find it did numb the area the oil was applied to but unfortunately this only lasted a short while before I had to apply more. Application of clove oil continuously can make you lips, gums or inside of your cheek if they have come in to contact with the oil feel as though they have been burned! Although it doesn't hurt, it can feel very dry with less sensation. It is also recommended you only have this in small quantities as it can be harmful to human cells if ingested.
I would recommend clove oil as a short term method in small quantities.
Summary: Good for short-term use