I had 2 impacted wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago, and I thought that I would feel the worst pain the day of the surgery or the day after. Initially, everything was going well until I developed excruciating pain in one of the sockets. 600 mg prescription-strength motrin and vicodin do very little to provide pain relief, and I worry about taking too much of the stuff. I decided to check out this website and I found out about clove oil. I didn't have any on hand (it was 3:30 AM) so I made some by mixing ground cloves with a little olive oil. I placed it around the socket with a q-tip and then stuck a piece of gauze soaked in the oil in the extraction site. Instant relief! I have been in constant pain for at least 2 days, and this is the first that I feel like I may be able to sleep until morning. I highly recommend this for anyone going through the pain of dry socket.
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