First Must Have in your Dental Prep Kit
From: roger o
First, some language definitions; oil of cloves is the same as eugenol
cap is the same as crown
Other than routine dental hygiene and having toothpaste (whole ‘nuther topic!) and dental floss, we have to address what to do in case of dental pain, the loss of a filling or cap, or an ulceration in your mouth.
One of the oldest, yet best medications we have to solve most dental problems is oil of cloves, also known as eugenol. A quick Google search revealed many sites devoted to the benefits of oil of cloves such as http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/251.html.
Eugenol, applied to a sore tooth, or on the gum tissue will reduce or eliminate pain within a very short time. Eugenol is highly anti-microbial, and wonderful for all kinds of infections, similar to tea tree oil. It can be somewhat irritating to sensitive gums, but can be thinned out with olive oil very effectively.
In addition, when mixed with zinc oxide powder, it can be made into a thick easily handling temporary filling material that can be placed in a tooth when a filling is lost, or inside a cap to recement it.
Eugenol is shelf stable essentially indefinately (although it will turn dark over time). It can be purchased at Amazon.com, as well as health food stores. Zinc oxide is also shelf stable, and can be purchased at Amazon, and many other sources.
A warning to all: Using any self applied medication is not a substitute for professional dental care. At the first sign of dental pain, swelling of problem of any kind, seek the advice and treatment of a licensed dentist.
Yours in health!
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