Recently, a new patient was planning on having dental work done in the near future, and wanted to know how homeopathy could be of help. I have used homeopathy for myself, for my two sons, and for other patients when they have had dental work. Homeopathy can be extremely helpful at these times.
Using Homeopathy When Having Dental Work
The use of homeopathy when having dental work is a first aid situation. It is helping someone through a particular procedure and the trauma from it. If there is a chronic state, in which the teeth have been affected, it would be best to see a homeopath to really get an in-depth picture of the whole person.
As always when using homeopathy, it is observing and listening to the patient, matching what they are experiencing to a homeopathic remedy. (The main principle of homeopathy is The Law of Similars or Like Cures Like.) It is giving the homeopathic remedy that fits what the person is experiencing. One homeopathic remedy is used at a time.
Here are a few homeopathic remedies that are useful when having dental work. They are helpful for both children and adults. I don’t suggest you treat yourself.
Arnica montana – Pain in the tooth after a filling , removal of fillings, or after an extraction. Person feels sore and bruised. Helps with the trauma of the dental work – inflammation, swelling, black and blue. This may be the only homeopathic remedy you would use. To read more about Arnica montana.
Phosphorus – When there is excessive bleeding or when the area starts to bleed, a little later on from the procedure. A wet teabag placed on the area is also helpful. (You can use both). Phosphorus is also good when the person is not coming out of the anesthesia well (local or general), and experiencing lingering affects, such as nausea, sleepiness, “goofy”, and droopy.
Ruta grav – When there has been work on the gums. Also, when there is a “dry socket” (a membrane has not formed over the extraction area), which can be very painful since it is exposed.
Hypericum – Helps with nerve pain after drilling, and when there is discomfort after a root canal, or extraction. When the nerves have been injured. The pain radiates. If pain continues which Arnica montana did not help with.
If you or a loved one are planning on having dental work, I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com. And if I can be of any help, with any other health concern you may have, please contact me.