Homeopathic Remedies for Tooth Extractions
8th March 2014
by Louise Mclean
One of the most invaluable things you can use after going to the dentist, is homeopathic remedies. In practically an instant you can get rid of that pain and rest easy after dental work. Homeopathic remedies can work really fast. Unlike paracetamol, they don't wear off, where you have to keep taking more. Once the remedy works, that's it, the pain is gone!
The main remedies you will need to have on standby are the following: Arnica 30c, Hypericum 30c, Calendula 30c and Ledum 30c. Remedies should always be stored in a cool, darkened place, away from strong smells such as eucalyptus, camphor, etc.
Arnica 30c(Leopard's Bane)
This is for bruising of the gums after extraction of teeth, especially molars. It is specifically indicated after the removal of Wisdom Teeth.
Hypericum 30c(St. John's Wort)
Hypericum is for the pain you experience after any of your teeth have been extracted. Hypericum is a nerve remedy and all pain is felt via the nerves.
Calendula Officinalis 30c(Marigold)
People may be surprised to learn that you can actually buy the remedy Calendula in pill form, as they may only know of Calendula cream available in health shops. Yes, it comes in pill form as well.
This is a great remedy for two reasons. It stops the bleeding and it quickly heals up the wound where the tooth has been extracted. Obviously, in all the above cases, one dose of a remedy will work on the whole mouth, if for example more than one tooth has been taken out.
Ledum is the remedy for puncture wounds, so it can be used when your mouth is still hurting after the dentist gave you that injection to numb your gums before your tooth was taken out. It can also be used if you had an injection before some deep cleaning with the hygienist. After the numbness wears off, you may still be experiencing pain at the site of the injection and Ledum will heal and get rid of the pain immediately.
This was a very good one for me once when I had root canal work done. I was in agony afterwards and this remedy got rid of the pain quite speedily. I had felt rather bullied by the dentist and somewhat overwhelmed by him. He had made a bad job of it and I was in extreme pain.
This is a powerful remedy and should be taken in low potency. It is extremely useful for molars, specifically on the left hand side, when the pain occurs at night. I had excruciating pain in the middle of the night in a top lefthand back tooth, where I thought I was going to be an emergency admission to hospital and after trying various remedies such as Belladonna, Lachesis cured it promptly! It happened on Christmas Eve, so I was very lucky to be all better the next day!