I never post to these kind of sites but now I have to. I had been struggling with a toothache so bad that I was ready to pull the thing out with a pliers. I tried tea bags, salt water, listerine, pain killers, everything. After a day and a half of agony I found this site and I went out and bought ground clove. I applied it directly to the tooth that hurt and it feels SO much better! I still have a bit of a nagging pain and a headache but NOTHING near what it was before. Highly recommended.