A clove oil compress is treatment option for a toothache. Clove oil contains the ingredient eugenol, which serves as an anti-inflammatory to neutralize pain at the site of the toothache. Dilute this oil in water as it can be very pungent and should not be swallowed.
Wash the mouth out with salt water several times a day if a toothache occurs. The salt kills bacteria that may be causing the toothache, and it filters out food particles that can get stuck in the spaces between teeth. If the pain does not subside, consult a doctor immediately because it may indicate an infection.