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A toothache can cause serious pain. Though over-the-counter medications will ease the pain, and some people will choose to go to the dentist to diagnose or alleviate the issue, home remedies can help if you would rather try the natural route.

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1. Clove Oil

Cloves contain eugenol, a natural numbing agent. Using an eyedropper, squeeze one or two clove oil drops onto a cotton ball and apply it to the painful tooth for short-term relief. Try to keep it away from the tongue or other tissues in the mouth, however, as numbing these areas can be uncomfortable.

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