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Dental Surgery Natural Remedies

Dental surgery complications include bleeding, infection, and inflammation. These complications are generally treated with antibiotics and pain killers that may have unwanted side effects. Make sure to use probiotics like Primadophalis Reuteri after antibiotics. The natural outlook is preventative in nature, but can be used at any time.

See also Bleeding Gums, Receding Gums

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

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.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Healing from Dental Surgery

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >

The following herbs are directed toward healing tissue and keeping infection at bay by killing bacteria. Use each tincture, 40 drops in 8 ounces of water; gargle four times a day.

Calendula tincture – for healing tissue, use same as other tinctures.

Goldenseal tincture – immune stimulant, antibacterial.

Myrrh tincture – antiseptic, commonly used for problems in the mouth.

Plantain tincture – use same as others.


Cell Salts to Help Heal from Dental Surgery

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 – connective tissue health
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation
#8 Mag phos 6X – sharp shooting pains, connective tissue health
#12 Silicea 6X – prevention of infection


Dental Surgery 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 >

Remedies for preparation, complications, and dental trauma:

Use these remedies several days before:

Arnica montana – the day before, take 30c. Helps the healing process, especially soft tissues. Reduces the likelihood of excessive bleeding and prevention of anti-biotic use.

Calendula – 30c for people that are slow healers.

Echinacea angustifolia – take 30c for a few days to stimulate the immune system.

Phosphorus – to prevent bleeding, and for those sensitive to anesthesia, use 200c the day before.

Veratrum album – pale cold sweating of the forehead; for circulatory collapse. Use 30c the day before.

Remedies to use in case of complications:

Apis mellifica – inflammation and swelling of the mucus membranes and area of the skin. The character of swelling ins allergic. Much worse from pressure, desires cold compresses.

Bryonia – inflammation with clear discharge. Better from pressure, rest, and lying on painful parts; worse from any movement. Room must be warm.

Echinacea angustifolia, Lachesis, Pyrogenium – the most important combination in first aid for beginning infective processes.

Hepar sulph – used to ripen abscesses. Sensitive to movement and cold temperatures. Boils that are beginning to reabsorb. Helps reduce severe inflammation.

Merc solubis – pain with severe inflammation, swelling, tendency to pus formation. Bad breath. Bad smelling sweat. Swelling of lymph glands.

Myristica – “homeopathic knife” – opens abscesses.

Silicea – chronic infections with pus and stinky secretions, and joint involvement.
 
Sulphur iodatum – following operations of inflammation chronically or lymphatic infections. Chronic infections that can be reabsorbed.

Remedies for dental trauma:

Arnica montana – blunt trauma. General exhaustive feeling. Hematoma (blood clots), pain of trauma, sensitivity to movement. Better from cold applications.

Bellis perennis – pain from wound healing. Doesn’t like cold applications. Improvement from movement.

Calendula – severe wounds in teeth and jaw region. Torn tissues, poor healing tendency.

Hypericum – used for wounds without bruising. Generally for mechanical punctures or nerve injuries from dental instruments.

Ledum – for puncture wounds, also pains from injections.

Ruta graveolens – periosteum (bone covering) injuries.

Staphysagria – pain and paralysis from sharp (knife) or dental cuts.

Symphytum – bone injuries or teeth extraction. Severe pains, better from rest.


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