Clove Oil Uses in Dentistry
Clove oil has been used to clean wounds and relieve pain inside dental patient’s mouths for centuries because of its antiseptic and mild numbing qualities. Today we will provide some information about where it comes from, and how it has been used in dentistry.
What is Clove Oil?
Clove oil is the extract that comes from clove plants which varies in concentration based on which part of the plant the solution is extracted from. The main chemical in clove oil that has been found to be beneficial for numbing and disinfectant qualities is known as Eugenol.
What are Clove Oil Uses in Dentistry?
- In the past, clove oil was widely used to numb and disinfect a specific area of the gums before an anesthetic was injected to prepare a patient for a dental procedure. Clove oil was also combined with a temporary tooth filling resin in the past to disinfect nerve tissue and reduce pain before a permanent filling was added.
- Clove oil is also commonly suggested to be used after dental procedures to disinfect open wounds and temporarily relieve mild toothaches for short periods of time.
- The main current use of clove oil in dentistry is to add flavor to mouth rinses and numbing gels.
Clove oil uses in dentistry has been steadily declining within recent years because there are more effective numbing options available for patients, but anyone can buy it from a pharmacy to use at home.
Schedule an appointment at Smile Today if you have been using clove oil to relieve pain from frequent toothaches or mouth sores.
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