Clove oil

 
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Overview

Information specific to: Clove oil.

About Clove oil and how it works

This medicine is a traditional remedy that temporarily relieves toothache that has been caused by a dental cavity. Clove oil has a local anaesthetic effect and temporarily numbs and relieves the pain.

This medicine is available in the form of a gel which is applied sparingly and directly into the aching tooth cavity. Do not apply the gel on to the gums or the mouth as it may cause irritation. It should not be used continuously.

Consult your dentist as soon as possible as this medicine only gives temporary relief.

Before using Clove oil

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never have it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before having it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before having this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for an infant
  • you have an abscess

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. This medicine is unlikely to have any important interactions. But speak to your pharmacist or doctor if you get any unusual symptoms while having this medicine with other medicines.

Possible side effects of Clove oil

This medicine is not likely to cause any side-effects. If you have side-effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are having the medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

This medicine is not known to cause any problems during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. However, as with all medicines, you should seek medical advice from your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should apply and if there is anything that you need to do if you apply more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your dentist or pharmacist.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

This medicine may be available under brand names including:

Dentogen Clove Oil Gel

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