I had a dental abscess above one of my teeth last night and it was getting bigger. I tried clove oil at first, and that did help a little. However, it still didn't seem to go away, and it hurt, it was also turning purple so I was worried. I then tried a mixture of essentials oils: clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus and rosemary oils together. I just wet the tip of my finger with the oil and rubbed it right on the abscess. Be careful with this stuff, it's very strong and it burns if you get it on your lips or face. It stung a little, but nothing too bad at all. I rubbed it on a few times within an hour and then looked at the abscess again. I was really amazed at how fast it worked. Within a half hour, the purple was gone, it was back to pink, and the abscess started to ooze yellow stuff. It shrunk very quickly and it is healing fast, almost back to normal. I highly recommend trying this.