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Why was a gauze soaked in clove oil placed on the site of wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hi doctor, I have removed my wisdom tooth before five days. I am unable to tolerate the pain and so I consulted the doctor again. He placed a gauze soaked in clove oil in the holes of the wisdom tooth. It tastes horrible and burns a lot. It makes my stomach sick. Is it good to take the gauze out?  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After doing an extraction, vigorous rinsing of the mouth should be avoided. Only warm saline gargling is advised after 24 hours. If it is not followed, the clot formed at the extracted site gets dislodged and it exposes the bones. Food gets accumulated and it adds up to...  Read Full »

I have a tooth abscess and the pain is getting worse. Should I look for another dentist?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abscess in the lower molar. There is much pain, swelling, painful jaw and lymph nodes. The dentist prescribed Amoxycillin and extraction scheduled for nine days from today. I have been on the antibiotics for 48 hours. The pain is getting worse, not better. Should I look...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your problem. A tooth abscess is a painful condition and needs antibiotic cover along with painkillers for relief. So, first of all, please let me know if are you advised any painkillers along with Amoxicillin. If yes, please write the name of the p...  Read Full »

How long does it take for a dry socket to heal completely?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I recently had a tooth extraction due to bad oral hygiene problems. I got dry socket not too long after which got sorted out with medicated dressing. That dressing fell out after three days and I was left with a gap that I am rinsing with salt water three times a da...  Read Full »


Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and also the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First and foremost avoid clove oil in any case, it would burn the soft mucosa and complicate the issue leading to soreness. As a specialist, I also looked for t...  Read Full »

Can you suggest some natural cure for my tooth cavity?

Query: Hi doctor,Today I came to know that there is a cavity in my last molar teeth. There is a pain in that area. Earlier I thought that it is because of new molar teeth coming out, but today I came to know about the cavity. I am afraid of needles, drilling and other stuff in dentistry. Please suggest som...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Unfortunately, there is no some magic cure for the cavities They cannot be cleaned and then refilled by themselves or through home remedies. You should take an appointment at earliest to your dentist and talk to him about your fear. He will deal it politely, you should not ...  Read Full »

What is the fastest way to cure toothache at home?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a severe toothache. I have tried clove on it but that only takes the pain away for 2 to 3 minutes and my tooth is rotted and another tooth is growing out of it. What is the fastest way to cure it at home now? Also, do you think they can put me to sleep and then take the decayed...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Home remedies will not give long-lasting relief from pain, therefore you should consult a dentist and get evaluated. A combination of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory painkillers like Ibuprofen can help in reducing infection and also relieve pain. The tooth can be remo...  Read Full »

Can clove oil cause this whitish-yellowish kind of blister above the tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, One week ago, I got a bad toothache. I had a cavity in my molar, the tooth before my wisdom teeth (far top left). I have been taking Amoxicillin three times a day. So I went to the dentist and he looked In my mouth and said I need a root canal. I thought it was hurting my mind and I u...  Read Full »


Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The white ulceration on your gums is because of the use of clove oil. Clove oil basically is used to numb the tooth pain but it can lead to irritation around your gums since it is ...  Read Full »

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