Pain that originates in or around a tooth and is frequently brought on by tooth decay or gum disease can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory medications and nervines. When applied topically, clove oil that has been diluted with olive oil can help relieve discomfort. You can also cut a bit of garlic, rub it with olive oil, and place it in between your cheek and gum to alleviate the discomfort and swelling caused by dental abscesses until you can get the tooth fixed by a dentist. The application of Silver Shield Gel is another option for fighting the infection. These are short-term measures that should be used until dental assistance can be received.