Dentistry and Homeopathy
In the past years I have tried my best to incorporate Homeopathy in to my practice and more and more I have patients who are very receptive of such
treatments, a simple example is the use of homeopathy remedies to replace the use and the abuse of Antibiotics. We hear every day about a new resistant strand of bacteria and lack of the ability of our antibiotics
to fight some serious infections.
Homeopathy offers treatment of many acute dental
related diseases such as, dental abscesses, bleeding, teething, toothaches, dental trauma, apprehension of dental visit, and post operative remedies.
Homeopathy also can be very useful for the treatment of
chronic dental problems such as TMJ disorders, periodontal disease, bruxism, and tooth decay.
DENTISTRY & HOMEOPATHY
Advantages of Homeopathic Medicines
Reprinted with permission from Dr. Gerald H. Smith (ICNR.com)
When properly used, homeopathic remedies offer the individual a:
- Non-invasive approach
- Means of curing the underlying problem
- Cost effective treatment
- Quicker recovery period
- Reduced risk of adverse side effects
No matter what combination of symptoms or chief complaints the individual is suffering at any given time they are all manifestations of a single
"disease" that is unique to that individual. The homeopathic philosophy believes that no one organ of the body can be ill without affecting the person as a whole. All symptoms, therefore, must be analyzed
and taken into account since they all represent the body's effort to heal itself. Individuals who present recurrent acute or chronic episodes of an illness are reflecting a "constitutional" weakness. The
goal of homeopathy is NOT to treat the symptoms but use them as a guide for the appropriate remedy that will stimulate the person's defense system.
If your symptoms do not respond after trying several
different homeopathic remedies you should seek the professional services of a homeopathic practitioner, naturopath, nutritionist or a homeopathic medical doctor or other health care doctor that can address your
problem. Taking natural remedies and organic foods is one insurance policy you don't have to die to reap the benefits!
Extract from the article Dentistry and Homeopathy: An Overview
--Dr Richard D Fischer D.D.S.
Dr Fischer is an American Dentist who has used Homeopathy to a great extend in his practice.
The Dental profession is becoming increasingly aware of the indivisibility of dental health and overall health. The teeth, the tongue, the gingiva, the lips, the salivary glands, etc, are all integrated with the
rest of the body via the nerves, the blood and lymphatic circulation, glandular secretion, acupuncture meridians, the connecting bones and joints and by the digestive tube which extends from the mouth to the anus.
Because of the mechanical nature of most dental therapeutic procedures it may occasionally be convenient to forget that the mouth we are treating is
connected to a vital, breathing, thinking, feeling human being. Yet the profound interrelationships between the mouth and the rest of the body have been recognized in the scientific literature of the West for
several decades and by the Chinese for some fifty centuries.
When treating someone with an oral health problem, often the cause is found locally, such as a broken tooth due to trauma, a lost filling, or a sore
spot from an ill-fitting denture, but more frequently the cause is found outside the mouth. This is particularly true of the more chronic oral maladies, such as periodontal disease, tempro mandibular joint (TMJ)
disorders, oral cancer, bruxism, bad breath, herpes simplex, tooth decay and more recently, AIDS. Other common examples of this remote causation of oral pathology include the severe alveolar bone resorption from
around the roots of the teeth in diabetic patient, and the gross proliferation of fibrous tissue of the gingiva in the epileptic patient receiving Dilantin therapy. Even the American Dental Association now
recognizes this systemic causation of the periodontal disease. The Dentist is sought out for evaluation and treatment of these oral symptoms, despite the fact that these oral symptoms are merely a localized
manifestation of a more systemic disturbance.
Perhaps less widely appreciated but, I maintain, more frequent in occurrence are those systemic maladies which result from oral sources, ... such as
constipation of the TMJ patient due to his impaired chewing ability, or the migraine headache of a mercury hyper-sensitive patient provoked by a mouthful of amalgam (50% mercury), or the abdominal rash of the
nickel-hypersensitive person that just had a nickel crown placed on a tooth, In these cases, ironically, the patient traditionally must seek the treatment of a physician because of the systemic nature of illness
despite their oral origins.
Consider that only few years ago it was fairly common "medical" treatment for rheumatoid arthritis to extract all the patient's
teeth--frequently with great success. One cannot soberly ignore the fact what we do in our dental treatment can profoundly affect that individual's systemic health and vice versa. Once this concept is embraced, then
the role of homeopathy in dentistry is much easier to appreciate.
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