A few months ago, I had extensive dental work done, including nine crowns in nine hours. Cords were positioned around my teeth to push the gums down, so when the Novocain wore off, I was in a lot of pain. I used helichrysum, soaking a cotton swab and covering my poor gums top to bottom. The aching stopped! I repeated this procedure that night, and again the next day, each time with the same superior results!