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Buy Clove Oil for Toothache UK

Clove oil is an essential oil extracted from cloves. It is a natural remedy that provides temporary relief from toothache.

You can find clove oil in the medicinal section of the supermarket or the home remedies section of many pharmacies. You can also order clove oil from an online UK pharmacy such as Prescription Doctor.

After applying clove oil, you may feel better, but clove oil is only masking the symptoms of the problem. Toothaches are usually caused by tooth decay that cannot be treated with clove oil alone. It is essential to speak to your dentist to fix the underlying cause of your toothache.

With Prescription Doctor, you can buy clove oil online from our UK registered pharmacy. All items dispatched from our pharmacy are packaged in plain packaging to ensure your privacy. We offer next-day delivery on all orders approved before 3 pm.

How Does Clove Oil Work?

Clove oil contains the active ingredient eugenol, which has natural anaesthetic and mild antibacterial effects. Eugenol numbs the area and reduces tooth pain. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory and may reduce swelling and irritation in the affected area.

A study published in the British Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery states that eugenol-based paste is more effective at reducing pain, infection, and inflammation than 0.2% chlorhexidine-based gel or a placebo.

Clove oil can be used for the temporary relief of tooth pain until you can visit a dentist.

How long does clove oil take to work for a toothache?

Clove oil takes between 5 and 10 minutes to provide relief from toothache. The anaesthetic effect of clove oil can last up to 2 hours.

How Do I Use Clove Oil For Toothache?

Clove oil can be used by adults and children over 2 years old who are unlikely to swallow it by mistake.

Apply clove oil directly to the affected tooth. Take care not to apply clove oil to the gums.

  1. Using a cotton swab or cotton ball, soak up a few drops of clove oil.
  2. Gently apply the oil over the area of pain.
  3. Leave the oil on the area. You can hold a clove-oil-soaked cotton ball in your mouth against the area of pain.

Clove oil has a strong, warm and spicy taste. If the effect of clove oil is too strong for you, you can dilute it in olive oil.

Avoid swallowing the clove oil once you have applied it. While swallowing clove oil is unlikely to cause any problems, it is best to keep the oil in place of where the pain is.

If you or somebody else drinks the oil directly from the bottle, seek immediate medical attention by going straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging with you, so that doctor know exactly what and how much you have taken.

What should I do if I forget to apply clove oil when I should?

Clove oil should only be used when it is needed.

You can use clove oil at any time of the day.

What should I do if I apply too much clove oil?

If you accidentally apply too much clove oil, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist.

Take the bottle of clove oil with you to show which medicine you have taken.

Using clove oil too often can damage your gums.

Clove Oil Side Effects and Cautions

Before you use clove oil for the first time, it’s important to read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine. The patient information leaflet contains instruction on how to store and use clove oil, and important information regarding the safety of the medicine, such as allergy advice and side effects.

You can read the patient information leaflet for clove oil online.

If you have any doubts about anything in the patient information leaflet, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

You can also message one of our online doctors, through your Prescription Doctor account, if you have any questions about your treatment or condition.

Who should not use clove Oil?

Clove oil is not suitable for everyone.

Speak to your doctor before using clove oil if you:

  • Are taking anticoagulants (warfarin) for blood clotting disorders
  • Have a blood clotting disorder
  • Have gum disease or damage to your gums

If you are unsure whether clove oil is safe for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist first.

Side effects of clove oil

Every medicine has the potential of causing side effects, though not everyone taking the same medicine will experience them. It’s important to remain aware of the risk of side effects throughout your treatment.

Possible side effects of clove oil include:

  • Blisters inside the mouth
  • Dermatitis (skin rash, itching, flaking)
  • Sensitivity
  • Skin irritation
  • Swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat

This is not an exhaustive list of side effects associated with clove oil. Further information regarding the safety of clove oil, including a complete list of side effects, can be found within the patient information leaflet enclosed with your medicine.

If you experience any of the above side effects, stop using clove oil. Speak to your doctor as soon as possible or go straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging leaflet and any remaining medicine with you so that doctors know what you took.


Do not use clove oil if you are allergic to clove oil, Eugenol or Peru Balsam.

If you experience an allergic reaction after using clove oil, stop using the product and seek immediate medical attention. Go straight to your nearest accident and emergency department. Remember to take the packaging and any remaining medicine with you.

Signs of an allergic reaction can include:

  • Chest tightening
  • Dry, red, and cracked skin
  • Itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Raised, itchy, red rash (hives)
  • Swelling of the lips, tongue, eyes or face
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using clove oil if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Other safety information

If you have any questions about clove oil or your condition, you can send a message to one of our online doctors during your online consultation.

Please inform our medical team of all the medicines you are currently taking, including those prescribed to you, or bought over the counter.

Do not use clove oil past the expiry date printed on the packaging.

Never dispose of medicine via household or water waste. Ask your local pharmacy to get rid of medicines you no longer need. This helps to protect the environment.

Always store medicines out of sight and reach from children and pets.

Never share your medicines with anybody else. Even if they have the same symptoms or condition as you.

How Can I Prevent Toothache?

There are many things you can do to prevent toothache in the future.

Firstly, it is vital to have regular check-ups with your dentist to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy.

Here are some other things you can do to prevent toothache:

  • Cut down on sugary foods and drinks
  • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at least 2 minutes
  • Use floss or interdental brushes to clean between your teeth
  • Pass on hot and cold food and drinks if you have sensitive teeth
  • Avoid grinding your teeth (which can be brought on by stress)
  • Rinse your mouth with an antibacterial mouthwash once a day

For further advice and information, speak to your dentist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I drink alcohol while taking clove oil?

It is unlikely that alcohol interacts with clove oil. However, alcoholic drinks may make toothache worse.

Will clove oil impact my ability to drive or operate machinery?

Clove oil should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. If you experience any side effects that impair your cognitive ability, do not drive or operate machinery until you feel safe.

Can I use clove oil with paracetamol?

Yes, you can use clove oil with over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen.

What should I do if I swallow clove oil?

Swallowing a small amount of clove oil is unlikely to cause harm, but if you or someone else drinks the liquid from the bottle, seek immediate medical attention. Remember to take the bottle and packaging with you so that doctors know what and how much was taken.

Can clove oil damage gums?

Clove oil can cause irritation and toxicity if applied directly to the gums. You should only apply clove to the affected tooth.

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Buy Clove Oil for Toothache UK

How Does Clove Oil Work?

How Do I Use Clove Oil For Toothache?

Clove Oil Side Effects and Cautions

Frequently Asked Questions


Thornton and Ross Ltd, 2014. Clove Oil BP: Summary of Product Characteristics

NHS, 2021. Toothache.

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Clove Oil
  • Manufacturer: Thornton & Ross Ltd
  • Active Ingredient(s): Clove oil extract
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Dental solution
  • Available Strength: 100% v/v
  • Exemption: General Sales License
  • Dosage: Apply to the affected tooth using a cotton swab or cotton wool ball
  • Description: Clove oil is a natural remedy for mild to moderate toothache.
  • Drug Class: Herbal or dietary supplement
  • Alcohol Consumption: No influence
  • When Pregnant: Speak to your doctor before using Clove Oil if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
  • When Breastfeeding: Speak to your doctor before using Clove Oil if you are breastfeeding.
  • Price: 2.49 GBP
Click here to view the Clove Oil - Patient Information Leaflet

Authored & Reviewed By

Adil Bhaloda

Adil Bhaloda

Adil provides governance for the online services, overseeing prescription dispensation in line with UK pharmacy standards.

Published on: 28/06/2021 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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