Homeopathic Remedies for Toothache
A toothache is usually a sign that dental treatment is needed but Homeopathy offers a range of natural remedies that can be taken to help alleviate pain in the meantime. In contrast to the conventional over the counter painkillers homeopathic remedies do not cause drowsiness and are extremely safe for the whole family. These remedies can also be taken alongside other regular medication. There are a number of possible causes of toothache ranging from decay, gingivitis or a tooth abscess and for these there are several remedies for toothache that you can consider.
These are a few homeopathic remedies that can be taken every 30mins for up to 10 doses then up to four times a day until improvement or until you visit your dentist. The remedies should be taken in the 30c or 200c potency. You may need to order some of these remedies from a Homeopathic Pharmacy.
Plantago can be taken if the toothache is worse for cold air and is sensitive to the slightest touch. The toothache is better whilst eating for this remedy. The pain may be described as sharp and stabbing. Plantago tincture can also be rubbed onto the affected area to help relieve the pain.
Staphysagria is a homeopathic remedy for toothache that is made worse for cold air, food and the slightest touch. The gums may also be bleeding and the pain is excruciatingly intense, sharp and stabbing.
Merc Viv can be taken if the person also has bleeding gums and bad breath. The person may have a lot of saliva in the mouth, with pains that radiate to the ears. Another sign of this remedy is if the person is very thirsty.
Chamomilla. This remedy is normally used to treat teething in infants but it can also be helpful in treating toothache. The pain is made worse after warm drinks and may be described as unbearable. The person may also be very irritable and snappy.