You can print this very helpful list and add it to your preparedness binder. And refer to the dosage recommendations Dr. Wolfe has given us to guide self-prescribers below.
- Belladonna: Best for early dental abscess accompanied by redness and throbbing.
- Bryonia: Use for acute inflammation or if pricking or stitching pain is relieved by firm pressure.
- Hepar sulphuris: When there is an abscess accompanied by pus formation.
- Pulsatilla: When the pain is accentuated by heat and relieved by cold water.
- Pyrogenium: When pus is present without drainage and there is a risk of infection.
- Silicea: Used in low potencies (like the 6X cell salts) to hasten the discharge when pus is draining.
FEARS/ APPREHENSION RELATED TO DENTAL PROCEDURES
- Aconite: When there is panic, fright, and general mental and physical restlessness, or sudden violent attacks of fear.
- Calcarea carbonica: Use for the fearful, weary, and hopeless person who worries toward evening.
- Coffea cruda (homeopathic coffee): Works well as a tranquilizer.
- Chamomilla: It has a tranquilizing action for restful sleep. It also raises a low pain threshold.
- Nux vomica: Works well in many high-strung, nervous, irritable people with stomach problems.
- Pulsatilla: Useful for states of anxiety in mild gentle persons.
BRUXISM: A state of grinding or clenching of teeth, in children or stressed adults.
- Belladonna: When the grinding problem causes painful teeth.
- Tuberculinum: Used for children who grind their teeth. Consult a homeopath.
DENTAL GINGIVITIS, PERIODONTITIS AND ALVEOLITIS
- Arsenicum album: Unhealthy, bleeding gums.
- China: Also used for gum tissue that is bleeding.
- Ferrum phos: Used for poor gum tone or gums that bleed after brushing.
- Hypericum: For tender gum tissue and to promote healing.
- Kali chloricum: When you have acute ulcerative tissue (canker sores) or decay in the teeth.
- Natrium mur: Needing tissue integrity or health.
- Hepar sulphuris: Tissues with suppuration, the tendency for chronic abscesses.
- Silicea: Periodontal abscess with swollen glands.
- Staphysagria: Loose teeth, the pain increased by pressure.
- Symphytum: When there are injuries to the periosteum or the bone. Stimulates growth of normal skin on ulcerated or decayed surfaces.
- Mercurius solubilis: A state of acute ulcerative tissue/ tooth decay with a coated tongue and metallic taste in the mouth.
- Nux vomica: For swollen, painful gums where the back of the tongue has a whitish coating in a person who consumes a lot of stimulants such as coffee and tea.
- Phosphorus: Used for swollen gums that bleed easily, and when there’s an overproduction of saliva.
- Ruta graveolens: Injured bone and alveolitis (“dry socket”).
- Merc vivus: When there is tenderness and swelling of the bone in a condition like dental periostitis.
DENTAL BLEEDING/ HEMORRHAGE
- Arnica montana: Bleeding accompanied by bruised soreness of the teeth.
- Ferrum phos: When there is bright red bleeding of the teeth.
- Phosphorus: Use for persistent or chronic bleeding.
- Apis Mellifica: Post-injection soreness after dental work.
- Chamomilla: This can be used an hour prior to a dental appointment for patients with a low pain threshold. It also speeds the numbness wearing off after the appointment.
- Gelsemium: Eliminate the nervous reactions to local anesthetics; calming the child/ adult before the procedure.
- Hypericum 200c: Where there is an injured nerve.
- Ledum: For puncture wounds and soreness resulting from a dental injection.
- Magnesia phos: Stiffness and soreness of the jaws following prolonged dental work when the muscles are cramped and feel better with warmth.
- Staphysagria: Used for incision-type wounds after soft tissue surgery.
- Symphytum: Used for trauma of bone and periosteum, after dental operations.
- Baryta carbonica: When there is excessive salivation during sleep, this remedy can be used.
- Bryonia alba: Use for an extremely dry mouth, with dryness of mucous membranes and great thirst.
- Phosphorus: Hyper-salivation, when the gums are swollen and bleed easily.
- Pulsatilla: Diminished or scanty saliva with no thirst at all.
TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT (TMJ)
- Calcarea flourica (Calc fluor): When there are hypermobile joints in a person.
- Calcarea phos: When the mouth cannot be opened without pain.
- Carbo vegetabilis: Vertigo with nausea and tinnitus or ringing in the ears.
- Chamomilla: When the pain threshold is low in a person. Unbearable spasms of pain radiating into the ear.
- Cuprum metallicum: When the mouth or jaws cannot be opened fully, with difficulty with eating, drinking, and oral hygiene.
- Granatum: When there is painful cracking of the joint.
- Magnesia phos: When there are muscle spasms around the joint.
- Phytolacca decandra: Earaches with pain extending into teeth, jaw, and throat.
- Rhus Toxicodendron: Joint stiffness that improves with movement and for popping of the TMJ.
- Antimonium crudum: Toothache that is worse at night and is aggravated by heat.
- Belladonna: Throbbing tooth which gets worse when pressure is applied.
- Calcarea carbonica: Toothache that worsens when exposed to hot or cold air.
- Chamomilla: A toothache with intolerable pain that gets worse from warmth and not better with cold.
- Coffea cruda: Toothache that worsens with heat and is relieved by ice.
- Ferrum metallicum: Toothache, relieved by ice water.
- Magnesia carbonicum: Toothache, worse at night, person must get up and walk about for relief.
- Magnesia phos: A toothache, worse from cold and better from warmth.
- Pulsatilla: Toothache, relieved by holding cold water in the mouth.
- Staphysagria: When the pain is from major decay of a number of teeth.
- Calcarea carbonica and Calcarea Phos: Both are used for the delayed eruption of teeth.
- Chamomilla: For difficult or painful teething.
- Natrum mur: Cold sores and fever blisters are addressed by this remedy. Lips and corners of mouth dry and cracked lips.
- Nitric acid: Ulcers with irregular edges and a raw appearance with a tendency to bleed easily.
WISDOM TOOTH TROUBLES
Dosage Guidelines For Dental Remedies 200c and Under
HOW TO CHOOSE POTENCY:
When the treatment is prescribed on the basis of local signs and symptoms, prescribe low potencies, under 12X.
When the treatment is prescribed on the basis of a mixture of local, general, mental and emotional signs and symptoms, prescribe higher potencies, 30X – 200X.
TIMES REMEDIES SHOULD BE TAKEN:
Low potency remedies (under 12X)
- first aid every 5-30 minutes
- acute conditions every 30 minutes to hourly, decreasing to 3-4 times a day
Medium potency remedies (12X – 30c)
- one to three times a day
High potency remedies (30c – 200c)
- once a day.
**ALWAYS REDUCE FREQUENCY WITH IMPROVEMENT**
The lower the potency, the shorter its duration of action (acute conditions).
The higher the potency, the longer its duration of action (chronic conditions).
WORK WITH A HOMEOPATH:
Places To Order Remedies: Helios in the UK, Washington Homeopathic Products (WHP), or BoironUSA.com. There are also Pure Formulas and iHerb and Amazon. WHP will give you the most for your money. Helios is a the largest homeopathic pharmacy in the world.
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