Tooth abscess, tooth pain and how to avoid the dentist with homeopathy
When I hear that one of my patients is heading for the dentist, I inwardly wince. Don't get me wrong, I know they do good and necessary work, but the chemicals they use for injections, fillings or infections will all too often antidote even my best homeopathic prescriptions. It's the bane of a homeopath's life.
While we all think twice about a prescription from the doctor, it's easy to forgot that the dentist's toolkit also contains strong stuff and can have a lasting effect, especially for those of us with less than perfect health.
Only last week, one of my patients with a serious condition called POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, or dsyautonomia, read about her here) who has been making incredible progress with homeopathy, suddenly came down with a tooth abscess. Before I had a chance to speak to her, she'd been to the dentist, had the tooth removed using a local anaesthetic and come away with a week's antibiotics. A day later, all her POTS symptoms were back. We will now have to wait until she has finished the dentist's prescription and hope we can regain the progress we had made.
What my POTS patient didn't know, along with most people, is that homeopathy can actually help ward off or dispel a tooth abscess in one shot avoiding a trip to the dentist in the first place. A single dose of Hep Sulph 200c or Silica 200c will often make an abscess drain or disappear over night, while other remedies like Arsenicum, Calc Sulph, Hecla Lava, Lycopodium, Mercury, Pulsatilla and Nux Vomica are great additional standbys. In fact there are over 20 homeopathic remedies that might do the job.
Likewise, both toothache and tooth decay will often respond to homeopathy too. If you'd like to know more, here's a link to a great article detailing the most popular Homeopathic Remedies for tooth pain and decay. And here's another by homeopathic dentist Peter Derby.
It's also worth knowing that homeopathy can really help with a fear or phobia of going to the dentist; a dose of either Aconite 200c or Gelsemium 200c will often get the most dentist-shy person through the door and into the chair.
As we all know though, prevention is always better than cure and you can help protect your teeth with good oral hygiene including regular brushing and flossing. Oil pulling with coconut oil is also great for both teeth and gum health.