Clove is a dried flowering bud of Eugenia caryophyllata specie that contains acetyleugenol, gallic acid, sesquiterpenes, and methyl-n-amyl ketone. Some flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, oleanolic acid, and lipids are also present in clove oil. The primary constituent of clove oil is eugenol (4-allyl-2-methoxy phenol), having antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory characteristics, which helps in reducing pain and discomfort.
Due to its antiseptic and analgesic properties, clove oil is a globally accepted, reliable solution for dry socket, relieving pain, and discomfort in dental disorders. Clove oil is effective against oral bacteria associated with dental caries and periodontal disease. A study published in “The Journal of Dentistry” provides evidence of the same analgesic effects of clove oil with benzocaine. Clove oil can reduce the pain of needle insertion before dental surgery.