Homeopathy the Science of Healing and Dentistry
By Deepti Tebeck
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It is a system of medicine based on the principle that “Like Cures Like”. Homeopathy stimulates the natural healing power of the body and the illness is thrown outward and thrown off.
Teeth, jaws and tongue together perform various significant activities like helping in making sound, chewing and swallowing food, getting taste and etc. To complete these tasks and to build an attractive personality through better health, it is necessary to have a healthy mouth. Keeping a mouth healthy is necessary right from birth. A healthy mouth can help the body to function effectively. To achieve all this, there should be an effort to know the diseases and problems of the teeth, the jaws and the tongue, their simple treatment, prevention, etc.
A toothache, also known as odontalgia is an aching pain in or around a tooth. In most cases toothaches are caused by problems in the tooth or jaw, such as cavities, gum disease, the emergence of wisdom teeth, a marginally cracked tooth, infected dental pulp, jaw disease, or exposed tooth root. Causes of a toothache may also be a symptom of diseases of the heart, such as angina or a myocardial infarction, due to referred pain. The severity of a toothache can range from a mild discomfort to excruciating pain (more common in the second molars, especially on the left mandible), which can be experienced either chronically or sporadically. This pain can often be aggravated Homeopathic remedies for toothache are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc.
A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions.
Toothaches are sometimes caused by an irritation of the pulp, known as pulpitis. This can be either reversible or irreversible. Irreversible pulpitis can be identified by sensitivity and pain lasting longer than fifteen seconds, although an exception to this may exist if the tooth has been recently operated on. Teeth affected by irreversible pulpitis will need either a root canal or an extraction.
Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or cavity, is a disease wherein bacterial processes damage hard tooth structure (enamel, dentin, and cementum). These tissues progressively break down, producing dental caries (cavities, holes in the teeth). Tooth decay is caused by specific types of acid-producing bacteria that cause damage in the presence of fermentable carbohydrates such as sucrose, fructose, and glucose. The mineral content of teeth is sensitive to increases in acidity from the production of lactic acid.
A tooth abscess or root abscess is pus enclosed in the tissues of the jaw bone at the tip of an infected tooth. Usually the abscess originates from a bacterial infection that has accumulated in the soft pulp of the tooth. Abscesses typically originate from dead pulp tissue, usually caused by untreated tooth decay, cracked teeth or extensive periodontal disease. A failed root canal treatment may also create a similar abscess.
Some common remedies for Dental Problems: Arnica, Calcarea flour, Silicea, Plantago, Mercurius, Coffea, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Staphysagria, Calcarea phos, Kreosote, Thuja, Carbo Veg, Calcarea Carb, Mezereum, Phosporous, Calendula Q, Hypericum, Hamamelis, Hepar Sulph etc.