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Homoeopathy- A Soothing Medication for Toothache Problems

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  Koramangala, bengaluru, karnataka, india, Bengaluru     Feb 13, 2017

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Overview

Homoeopathy is a medical system which was created by Samuel Hahnemann in 1796. The idea behind homoeopathy was on the doctrine of likes cures like i.e. if a substance causes the signs of a disease in a healthy person would cure similar symptoms in sick people.

Homoeopathy is believed to be a practice which claimed to be both scientific and factual but doesn’t go with the scientific methods. The procedure is believed to be non-effective in terms of treatment. Instead, it seems to be as natural healing that doesn’t have any positive effects itself. It is compared to be no more effective than a placebo, an inert medicine which is designed to have no therapeutic value.

The practitioners of homoeopathy create medicines with a small number of natural substances, like plants, herbs, minerals etc. For example, red onion is used in homoeopathic treatments for someone who has allergies. Herbs like arnica are used for treating osteoarthritis, sore throat, surgery and other conditions. They believe it to be more productive and stimulating in the healing process.

Homoeopathic doctors lower the amount the natural ingredients by adding water or alcohol. Then, for the next process which is called potentization, they shake the whole mixture. This step is considered necessary as the practitioners believed that it transfers the healing essence.

Role of Teeth and Gums in our Body

The mouth and teeth play a vital role in the functioning of food intake and its digestion. The structure of the teeth is divided into two parts:

  1. Crown, above the gum line

  2. Root, below the gum line

There is white enamel, which is the hardest substance of our body. There is a hard, light yellow porous of tissue dentin under the enamel, which has the pulp chamber. The central or pulp chamber contains blood vessels, nerves and connecting tissues and enters here through the root canal. The root canal is also surrounded by dentin (dentin is covered by cementum in the root)

The gums are the soft tissue lining of the mouth that acts as sealing to our teeth. The gums are tightly bound within the underlying bone. Due to this close bond, we get less friction of food that we swallow.

Common Causes of Toothache

Tooth care is an essential task for us to be healthy and hygienic. Taking its proper care means maintaining the overall wellness of our body. If not treated properly, it may result in a sinus infection, which can worsen the suffering.

Dental decay or cavity is the most common problems that a person can have. The listed points are some of the most common causes of tooth infection:

  • Poor oral hygiene creates regular dental issues that may broaden the affected area into a more prominent infection.

  • Eating sticky foods like caramel, sugary items, raisins, candies cause the cavity more as the food particles get stuck to our teeth and could not be removed until brushing is done.

  • Plaque formation is also one of the factors that lead to tooth and gum problems. It occurs when bacteria, acid and food particles all mix up in our mouth. The acid is so dangerous that it can cause holes in the enamel of ou teeth.

  • Dry mouth, without the saliva, builds up the plaque more quickly as the saliva wash plaque and somehow controls the teeth to be decayed.

  • Some of the medicinal treatments can also cause tooth decay by stimulating acid contents from the stomach to the mouth. When someone has frequent vomiting, the acid flows back into the mouth and thus, the chances of toothache infection increases.

Homeopathic Tips for Painful teeth

Treating a toothache is an essential task that all we need to improve in our daily life. You can go for consulting the dental professional if the infection or decay becomes vulnerable and temporary relief is not working in the right way. 

  • Silicea: This is termed the best homoeopathic medicine for removing the collection of pus at the root of his mouth. Swollen gums and cheeks can also be controlled with the use of this medicine.

  • Staphysagria: The medicine is taken if someone has sensitive teeth due to any food or drinks. The doctor might suggest this medicine for curing the sensitive teeth.

  • Plantago: This medicine is suggested by the doctor to improve sensitivity and toothache problems. It helps to increase saliva in the mouth to control the plaque formation. It also used for swollen of cheeks.

  • Arnica: Arnica acts as a pain reliever in most of the toothache pain issues. It is usually used after the teeth extraction and fill the soreness in gums.

Home Remedies for Curing Toothache

Some people do not prefer to go to the dentist or consult a homoeopathic practitioner for curing dental pain. Many of them find home remedies to be the better option if the problem is in the early stage. 

In that case, one can follow a few natural home remedies for pain relief stated below:

Salt Water Rinse: 

  • Saltwater acts as a good disinfectant which helps in clearing the stuck food particles from our mouth. 

  • Rinsing ½ teaspoon of salt and warm water solution can help to decrease the chances of getting a cavity.

Use of Clove Oil:

  • Clove contains eugenol, which is a natural antiseptic. It also works for curing inflammation in the mouth.

  • Use a few drops of oil in the cotton balls and apply on the affected area to heal the pain.

Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse:

  • Hydrogen peroxide is meant to heal inflammation and toothache problems. It helps to clear out the bacteria and work on the plaque if the formation occurs. 

  • We need to dilute 3% of hydrogen peroxide in the same amount of water and use it as a mouthwash without swallowing it.

Garlic:

  • Garlic has always been treated as a medicinal property for treating various health issues.

  • For treating tooth pain, we can crush garlic and apply it to the affected area or we can chew it as it is.

Peppermint Tea Bags:

  • We can use either a slight warm peppermint tea bag and apply on the subjected area or go for the chilled bags, refrigerating it for 10 minutes, and applying it.

Thyme:

  • Thymes are suitable as an anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant home remedy.

  • We can dab a few drops of thyme essential oil on the cotton ball and apply on the affected area.

Vanilla Extract:

  • Using the vanilla extract onto a cotton ball and applying on the affected area can help in reducing the pains. 

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