Wednesday, 23 January 2019

TreatingTooth Pain with Homeopathy

The hardest substance in the human body is the tooth enamel. That being the case, the teeth should be immune from damage and wear and tear. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Teeth are also subject to a great deal of use (and misuse!). Some species of sharks can run through 30,000 teeth in a lifetime. Humans are not so lucky and have 32 adult teeth where no natural replacement is available if they become worn out or damaged. This is not a problem limited to just a few people–almost 100% of the adult population of the planet suffers from dental cavities. The figure, globally, for school going children is between 60 to 90%. Severe gum diseases affects almost 20% of the human race and 20 to 40% of children suffer from dental trauma due to injuries and accidents. These figures exist despite the great strides that have been made in dental care and technology over the years.

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Pain and more pain

The first sign of a dental problem is usually pain. This can range from a mere irritating pain to a severe one such that a person is unable to function normally.  Anyone who has suffered from a toothache knows how debilitating it could be to bring normal life to a standstill. The usual reaction for a tooth pain is to reach forpainkillers and antibiotics. These may be able to control the pain and reduce any inflammation, but the effects are short-lived. The best they can do is to reduce the pain until a dentist can be consulted. The dentist will typically prescribe a filling, a root canal procedure, extraction of the tooth or its replacement with an implant and other similar solutions.  Suffering from terrible pain, the patient will be in no condition to question the dentist about other possibilities and would go with what is advised, in the hope that the pain would  subside soon.

A gentler but very effective alternative

Homeopathy takes a holistic approach to any medical problem. A homeopathic doctor will study the patient’s medical history and do a detailed examination to understand the underlying cause of the problem. Once the cause is identified, the doctor will prescribe medication that, in a very mild and harmless form, mimics what is causing the problem. This will stimulate the body to fight against the cause of the problem and by overcoming it, cure itself.This does not mean that homeopathy is a slow process and the pain will have to be endured for a long time. Homeopathic medicines are fast acting and can provide relief from pain in a very short time. While doing this, homeopathy also works to resolve the underlying cause of the pain so that the treatment can be complete and the patient can return to the prior condition of dental health that existed before the pain started.

In some cases,traditional dental procedures like root canals and extractions may be required, but before opting for these, consulting a homeopathic doctor makes a great deal of sense. Why risk the side effects of strong medication and living with fillings and implants when homeopathy offers both pain relief and the possibility of avoiding these unpleasant dental procedures?