Natural Remedies for Cavities
Dental decay creates cavities in teeth. There may be tooth pain, or no pain associated. For more on tooth pain, see Toothaches and Root Canal Remedies. Causes are poor diet or nutrient assimilation, and lack of dental hygiene. Generally dental treatment includes filling holes, etc. with plastic or metal.
The natural solution starts with a good diet and using natural substances to help the body prevent or reduce cavities. Clove essential oil – stops pain, strong taste - directly in a cavity works quick and lasts for a few hours.
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body's ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results -- your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Cavity Pain
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >
The following herbs are directed toward pain associated with cavities.
Arnica flower tincture – when gargled in water works like topical pain remover..
Calendula flowers whole – removes pain, helps on tissue healing. Make a tea, gargle several times a day.
Chamomile flowers whole - used as a tea helps remove tooth pain.
Jamaican Dogwood tincture – dropped into tooth with cotton swab knocks out pain.
Myrrh tincture – use 10 drops in 4 ounces of water to stop pain and kill bacterial.
Plantain tincture – works quickly to relieve pain used in a cavity. Use as needed.
St. John’s wort tincture – also works quickly and especially for nerve pain.
Cell Salts to Help Prevent Cavities
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day. Learn more about cell salts >
#1 Calc Fluor 6X – to support tooth enamel
#2 Calc phos 6X – for bone integrity, easily decaying teeth
#12 Silicea 6X – for better bone and connective tissue integrity, teeth aching, rough, stinging
Cavity Pain Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies. Learn more about homeopathy >
Antimonium crud – pains in hollow teeth. Toothache worse touching tongue. Sore teeth, nerve pains.
Belladonna – throbbing pain that is intolerable. Better from biting. Toothache with red hot face. Teeth feel on edge and elongated. Grinding of teeth.
Hydrofluoricum acid – cavities at ROOTS, especially upper jaw. Sensitivity. Teeth feel warm, heavy rough. Worse from cold drinks.
Merc solubis – loose teeth, tender and elongated, inflammation of roots with ulcerate and fall out. Worse heat, cold, night, with swelling gums.
Natrum carb – sour metallic taste, toothache in lower jaw, worse from eating fruits or sweets, better from smoking.
Sepia – teeth feel dull. Hollow molar pains as if elongated and swollen. Worse from sweets, hot or cold, and during menses; better cold water, and inhaling cold air.
Staphysagria – teeth loose, black streaks, crumbling, tender. Tearing pains of lower incisors and their roots when eating. Worse menses, pregnancy, and cold drinks.
Tuberculinum – teeth sensitive to cold air. Sensation as if too many teeth. Tendency to respiratory problems.