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      Default Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      I have 2 dry sockets from where my wisdom teeth were removed. I had them packed yesterday, and the packing fell out. I went back and had them packed again today and the doctor seems to think this one is going to fall out too because he said the holes are very shallow. He told me not to use the salt water rinses anymore too because that might knock the packing out, and to be really careful eating and drinking.

      The pain when it is not packed is horrible. I break into a sweat, shake like crazy, and can't think straight.

      I want to know if it would be okay to try clove oil in the sockets instead of going back if the packing falls out. Can I wet a gauze pad with clove oil and put that over the holes? Will I make the blood clot fall off the top extractions by putting gauze over the bottom ones? I'm not sure how to keep clove oil in if I do it myself. I think I might need to clean the holes out too. I don't have one of those syringe things. Would a water pik work if I use really low pressure?

      I really need a good home remedy to help. Sometimes it takes me hours before I can get a babysitter for my kids just so I can go to the dentist . . . I can't go through hours and hours of agony again.

      Also, how long will it take before I am not in pain without the packing in? I know everyone heals differently, but overall I want to know how long I should expect to be in pain.

      Thanks in advance for your help. This site has really been helping me.

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      Default Re: Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      Can you tell me where to look for more info about clove oil? I haven't found anything bad about using it. I know the packing the dr put in has clove oil in it.

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      Default Re: Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      Don't do that!!! We don't use clove oil, it's a similar smelling but synthetic substance, pure clove oil will burn the bejasus out of your jaw bone!


      Some chlorhexidine mouthwash in your waterpik would be a better idea, just irrigate the area gently. Also rinse with chlorhex a couple of times daily.

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      Default Re: Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      Quote Originally Posted by Gordon View Post
      Don't do that!!! We don't use clove oil, it's a similar smelling but synthetic substance, pure clove oil will burn the bejasus out of your jaw bone!


      Some chlorhexidine mouthwash in your waterpik would be a better idea, just irrigate the area gently. Also rinse with chlorhex a couple of times daily.

      Where do you get chlorhexidine? I just bought some Clogate Peroxyl (hydrogen peroxide). Will that work too? It says its an oral wound cleanser?

      I went back again today because the packing fell out again. Should I expect to not be in pain again soon when the packing falls out. My teeth were removed a week ago today.

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      Default Re: Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      Hi, not sure where you live but if in the U.S. you get it thru your dentist. I use it right now and my dentist gave me a prescription for it.

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      Default Re: Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      i used eugenol oil before,,, are you talking about this?

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      Default Re: Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      Quote Originally Posted by stugots View Post
      i used eugenol oil before,,, are you talking about this?

      I think it is the same. How did you use it? I'm scared to try it now that I just heard bad stuff about it.

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      Default Re: Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      i used it when i had this cut in my gum that exposed a nerve,

      it was one of the only things that helped my pain. its good stuff and it gave me no ill effects.

      i got my little bottle of eugenol oil out of an emergency dental filling kit i got at the local drug store. its a somewhat harmless if used in tiny drops,, i just put some on my finger and rubbed it onto my cut.

      i did some research on it before hand,,, its used to make temp fillings, all you need to do is mix eugenol oil with zinc oxide.

      its also a natural topical pain killer and natural anapestic.
      Last edited by stugots; 11th June 2009 at 13:22.

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      Default Re: Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      The bottle of clove oil I have is already dilluted with olive oil. But, the packings I had fell out again (one last night, and one this morning) I am in pain, but not enough to go back to the dentist or mess around with clove oil if I'm not 100% sure it will do me good and not harm.

      Thank you all for your help.

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      Default Re: Clove Oil and Dry Socket

      Chlorhexidine rinse is available at most chemists in the EU, can't you buy it over the counter in the USA?

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