In dentistry a condition is rarely cured using only medications. Dental problems usually require the dentist’s intervention. In a tooth with caries a filling may be required. In a case of severe swelling, it may be impossible for the dentist to intervene immediately and he may have to wait as there may be issues like dispersion of germs, local hypersensitivity and lack of adequate action of a local anesthetic.
Homeopathic remedies may often be used instead of conventional medications as they can address many symptoms and they can also be useful in reducing the post operative pain after a complicated surgery by the dentist.
In the following cases we can rely exclusively on homeopathic remedies, using no conventional medications:
- Acute pulpitis when the patient suffers from acute and continuous pain, so intense that it cannot be relieved by classical anti-inflammatory medications
- Pain which arises from gangrene of the pulp, periapical abscess and granulational tissue in the periapical area
- Tooth hypersensitivity after a deep filling or after root canal treatment (root filling)
- After tooth extraction that can be traumatical or surgical, replacing classical anti-inflammatory medication and after implant placement
- During pathology of the soft tissue and mucus membranes of the mouth, aphthae, inflammation and acute gingivitis they can offer great relief from the painful symptoms and help with faster healing
- In several occasions they can replace antibiotics and reinforce abscess maturation and incision
- In order to treat from mercury poisoning which is absorbed by the mucous membranes after removal of amalgam fillings
- In general, the dentist may often use homeopathic remedies the reduce the use of conventional medications, in this way avoiding possible side effects or suppression of symptoms
In addition, for various medical reasons a patient may have contraindications for using medications like anti-inflammatory substances or their action may not be sufficient to relieve his suffering.
Written by Helen Bolou and Christos Tzimogiannis, Dentists specialized in the United Kingdom