by John A. Borneman III, RPh.
Because homeopathic remedies work so well in dental situations, we would like to share some information with you that may prove helpful ' We have researched the materials from Doctor Neiswander's booklet, "Homeopathic Guide for the Family"; "The Family Guide to Homeopathy", by Doctor Horvilleur; "Homeopathic Remedies for Physicians, Laymen & Therapists", by Doctors Anderson, Buegel and Cherniri; "Homeopathic Medicine at Home". by Dr. Panos and "The Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics", by Doctor Jacques Jouanny.
The authors all agree that the homeopathic remedies are safe and effective in treating anxiety, trauma, swelling, bruising and irritation to the nerves. And the authors share their enthusiasm for Arnica as the primary remedy to be considered for use in dental situations... administered before the procedure and immediately afterwards.
For those who would like to know a little about homeopathy, we would like to state that homeopathy is a healing method formalized and championed by Doctor Samuel Hahnemann in the late 1700's. It is safe and effective medical method based on the principle that Likes cure Likes. Homeopathy is a medical method that has been used in the United States more than 200 years. With today's parental concern about interactions, side effects, and contraindications of prescription and over-the counter drugs, the homeopathic method is enjoying a popular revival.
Homeopathy is natural and mild medicine. The remedies are natural substances, that have been diluted and potentized many times so that when used according to the homeopathic method, the remedies might stimulate the child's own defenses to move the child toward a healthier state, without causing any side effects.
Homeopathy for Children
Homeopathic remedies are safe, effective, and mild. They are particularly effective in children, because the remedies work by stimulating the body's own vitality. Children usually have a higher vitality; therefore, homeopathic remedies might work especially well in children. Homeopathic remedies are easy and pleasant to administer. The special soft tablets can be placed in the child's mouth where they readily dissolve, or can be dissolved in a little water for administration; they have a pleasant taste.
Homeopathic remedies should be taken in anticipation of regularly scheduled dental procedures; for dental emergencies; when you must delay treatment because cannot get immediate attention for either acute or chronic dental problems, and for dental situations which are unresponsive to conventional dental procedures.
In the event that you have a condition that you cannot diagnose, if it persists or does not respond to the homeopathic treatment, or worsens, you are encouraged to seek professional treatment.
Although selection of a homeopathic remedy for many chronic illnesses can be a very complex procedure, we find, that selection and use of homeopathic remedies for dental procedures has become quite easy. Let's examine some of the common uses of the homeopathics.
Anesthesia - To reduce the bad effects of, use Phosphorus before the procedure.
Anxiety - When excessively nervous and fearful, use Aconite. When nervous before appointment, accompanied by trembling or shaking, or diarrhea, use Gelsemium. For apprehension accompanied by agitation & restlessness, use Coffea Cruda. For apprehension accompanied by weakness, use Cinchona Off.
Bruising - For prevention or treatment, use Arnica.
Bleeding - Prior to treatment, take Phosphorus. Post-surgical, take Phosphorus 12X, 3 doses, 1/2 hour apart.
Pain - Unbearable, use Chamomilla. Throbbing with swelling and inflammation or redness, hot, dry face, restless, use Belladonna. From needle puncture, use Ledum Pal. Pain extending to ear, use Chamomilla. Sharp, use Arsenicum Alb 9c. Sharp "electric pain" from drilling, use Hypericum. As if nerve in jaw seems injured and Arnica is not helping, use Hypericum. Worse with heat and temporarily relieved relief with ice, use Pulsatilla. "Neuralgic ", use Magnesia Phosphorica. Spasmodic, better with warmth and pressure, use Magnesia phos. Hypersensitivity especially in children, use Chamomilla. Relieved by rubbing cheeks, use Mercurious Sol. Relieved by cold water, use Coffea Cruda.
Trauma - Shock and swelling, use Arnica .
Toothache - With swelling and fever, use Ferrum Phos.
In this brochure, we try to capture the highlights of using homeopathic remedies for relief of symptoms in common dental situations. For fuller understanding of homeopathy and these homeopathic dental remedies, and other practical uses for homeopathics, we encourage you to read the corresponding parts of the recommended books.
Single remedy homeopathics are available at TX Options Pharmacy as medicated pellets or special-ready-dissolve soft tablets.
For more information regarding any homeopathic remedies, please search our Boerke Materia Medica