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First of all thank you all for sharing you saved my life!

I just wanted to share a few things that I learned after visiting this page. Euogun oil is clove oil, it is just clove bud, a part of the clove that oil is extracted from. Second benzocaine is Anbesol. It is usually red and thin and burns when you apply it. Orajel is also benzocaine but it does not burn and it comes in a gel and also has different formulas with Menthol and that make things even more tolerable. The other things that I learned are if you rub a pain cream, such as aspercream, on the outside on your cheeks and around the lip area wherever your pain is more centered it helps as well. Dry socket in my opinion ranks close to child birth! OMG I WANTED TO CUT MY HEAD OFF. Hope this helps too.


Here's what worked for me after a double wisdom tooth extraction(upper left, lower right)

1. Swimmers ear drops.

2. I couldn't find clove oil so I got the oral pain kit from Walgreens with benzocaine

If you're like me the jaw is killing you, your ear is going to explode and your neck feels like someone pushed a pencil down the side of it. Are you nodding? If you are then try this.

The swimmer's ear is straight up 95\\% rubbing alcohol and 5\\% water a few drops and the jaw will relax and the ear will say ahhh.

Clove Oil must be like gold here in Texas because after 3 pharmacies there was none to be found. Next best thing, the toothpaste aisle of the Walgreens Oral Pain kit with benzocaine oil. And wow the difference. It doesn't last for ever but will give you a few hours of relief. (less if you drink a lot of liquids) I took it and fell asleep for 2 hours woke up for the 1st time in months with no pain.

* Extraction date - one week ago.

* Pain started - 3 days post extraction

* Dentist re-vist - 1 week after extraction.

* Dentist recommendation - Clean the area, a pat on my head and the "take 2 ibuprofen and call me in the morning"

Tips - 1. For anyone else suffering with the aftermath of extraction, Tylenol and ibuprofen does not TOUCH this pain. Alieve, sort of if you want to take it every hour and kill your stomach, trading one pain for another.

2. If your pharmacy doesn't have clove oil try a vitamin store or an ethnic store. The Mexican grocery stores here in Texas sells clove oil. If you can't find it, benzocaine, has to be the next best thing.

3. Pray... a lot!


Natural Eugenol, or clove oil, I just had four wisdom teeth cut out, and have dry socket in both of the lower extraction sites. If you use gauze pads to cover your tongue, and basic chap stick for your lips it makes the stinging much more tolerable. I wouldn't wish dry socket on my worst enemy.

almost off'd myself from dry socket

Had a very evasive wisdom tooth & 8 molor extracted. 3 days after the surgery some annoying pain started. Now it is day 4 and I have a very large dry socket, the pain is damn near intolerable (right up there with kidney stones no BS) I until now was taking handfulls of tylenol and ibeprophean and was getting little releife if any... I read online and people suggested clove oil :) went to the closest store and bought some clove oil for 8$ put that on the socket with a q tip and within 20 minutes the pain is almost completely gone!!!! Dont torture yourself, get some clove oil and you will be so happy you did. Thank god for clove oil.


After wisdom teeth removal I had a dry socket that was the worst pain of my life. I went to the dentist for packing 5 times in one week. It helped, but only for about 4 hours. By then, the dentist was closed. Pain meds helped a little, but not enough.

Here's what helped. Tooth ache kit from the dug store with eugenol oil. Don't get me wrong, the pain didn't go away, but it did subside. Then it felt like a really painful canker sore (which I found out I also had in that back corner!!) instead of a giant hole of exposed bone. The kit had small cotton pellets that I dipped in eugenol oil and then placed in the hole for one minute before removing. About 5 minutes later I felt better.

But, it burns your gums, tongue, cheeks, etc. horribly. Doesn't hurt the bone, but basically anywhere else it's like fire. So you have to squeeze off the extra oil, make sure there's none on your fingers because they inevitably end up touching your cheek, and be really careful. I put a small piece of gauze in on top of the cotton pellet. It virtually eliminated all contact with my tongue. I definitely recommend that. Before I did that had a lot of trouble, but that helped a lot.

Dee M.

Oil of clove was a life saver! I tried everything I could to avoid getting dry socket, but it was my drinking of sparkling water that agrivated it...the pain came just 2 days after my extraction and started out as a dull ache then became a full blown horror. Pain that was hot, throbbing, and made it difficult to even move my head. I got a tooth ache kit from CVS for about $7.99. Applied it in the car and felt better. When I got home I rinsed it well and applied the oil more pain!!!!


After 6 weeks of dental treatment to fix my teeth, including 4 extractions 6 restorative fillings and a root canal, two of the areas where the teeth were extracted got dry socket. If you think that tooth pain is bad wait until you get a dry socket, it is the most excruciating pain I have ever had. After 2 weeks of taking panadol and codine every 4 hours and asprin every 4 hours between. The only thing to ease the pain was oil of cloves applied to the area by putting a few drops on a cotton ball and insterting it into the socket. Before rinsing with salty warm water. I was able to cut back on the pain killers drastically after doing this. I went back to the dentist who cleaned the area with peroxide and packed it with some stuff that that was like oil of cloves. Seriously if you experience these symptoms get to a dentist straight away for treatment don't delay it the pain will only get worse! If you can't get some oil of cloves and apply to the area.


Eugenol, or clove oil, will help and you can buy it in the oral care section of most drugstores. Also, ice your jaw and cheeks throughout the day and at bedtime. Eat soft foods and keep the area clean to assist the healing process. I also started taking Vitamin D & E pills and also drank lots of herbal tea to boost my immune system. It took just about 8 weeks for my mouth to start to feel normal again. Only time will truly help. Hang in there.


Folded a pinch of ground cloves (all I cld find at the local convenience store) in a square of gauze, double folding it to make sure no clove bits escape and make it fit in the hole, applied benzocaine extra strength toothache gel on the gauze and packed it on the dry socket. A bit of numbness n burning for 5 minutes, along with relief of pain that not even 2 percocet had been able to do.


The home remedies didn't help much. A CVS brand toothache gel seemed to help the most because it numbed the area.

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