I have been having one particular tooth giving me problems for months now. The tooth would have a little pain but it didn't last long so I let it be. I was told 3 years ago it needed a root canal to stop the occasional pain and sometimes infection. I since then read root canals are not a good idea for teeth prone to infection as the infection can get sealed in the tooth. This time the tooth had become loose and that usually means it has to come out. Now here is what you all might write down or try to remember. Clove powder on a tooth aching can remove the tooth pain. Last week the clove powder worked and I got to sleep. Well this last weekend the clove wasn't working. My lip and gum around the tooth were swollen big time. Why does it seem tooth aches happen on weekends when the dang dentist is closed?? I read that doing coconut oil pull worked good for pulling bad stuff out of the gums. At this point I was in enough pain to try it. About a table spoon full of coconut oil put between my lip and the gums at the tooth and kept swishing it around in that area for about 15 minutes. The pain was starting to subside pretty quick to where it wasn't hurting now. That was around 4a.m. and now I could get to sleep. About 9 a.m. even though it wasn't hurting I did the oil pull again to maybe knock down some more of the swelling left over from first pull. Spit the oil into a can not into the sink because coconut oil solidifies under 76 degrees. This is like pouring hot grease down the sink and will sure enough clog the drain. Also do NOT swallow the oil because it probably has some nasty bad stuff in it that you don't want in your belly getting digested. I called and luckily got an appointment to see my dentist. Still didn't have any pain. He said yep the tooth has to come out but not till the infection was under control. Got 7 day prescription and then will get the tooth yanked out. So remember if you have a tooth ache you might try a good dip of clove powder or a table spoon of coconut oil for a pull to stop tooth pain. The dentist said coconut oil and also guacamole oil is old-old long time remedy for toothache and gum treatment. There are reports of gum disease healing up doing oil pulling. I can believe it. It may or may not work for everyone or every time but it sure made my day much easier to deal with. I will keep a jar of coconut oil and a little jar of powdered cloves around. I actually use mainly coconut oil for my cooking that requires oil. IMO it makes very good brownies and cookies. Frying fish and potato fries don't have a greasy taste IMO. From your somewhat toothless windbag.