Natural Remedies for Root Canals
Root canals are a popular dental treatment for decaying of roots of the teeth. There may also be decay or problems with surrounding tissue and bone. The other option given is to pull the tooth. Symptoms include pain, tenderness, and even muscle or joint arthritis, heart damage, and possible stomach problems.Naturally, the best way to avoid root canals is prevention by improving lifestyle and diet. Where the porous pulp of the tooth can harbor bacteria and infection, there is hope to help this without drugs or dental procedures.
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 Root Canals and Prevention
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties. Learn more about herbs >
Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Calcium – herbs high in calcium, especially for prevention.
Dr. Christopher’s Immune – for an active root canal to help the body’s ability to fight infection.
Avena sativa (Oat straw) – rich in calcium, for prevention.
Chamomile tincture , Sage tincture and Horsetail tincture in combination to strengthen the connective tissue and reduce pain. Use 20 drops of each in a little juice three times a day for at least 6 weeks.
Cell Salts to Help With Root Canals
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 >
#2 Calc phos 6X – prevention and treatment of root canals
#10 Nat phos 6X – to alkalize the body’s pH
#12 Silicea 6X – infection
Root Canal 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 >
Hekla lava ( #1) – toothaches that are sensitive to pressure with swelling of jaws. Dental abscess with swelling. Tooth decay. Nerve pain on tooth extraction. Jaw abscess. Chronic gingivitis, boils of gums, fistulas. Delayed dentition.
Baryta carb – gums receded, rapid decay of teeth. Sensitive gums, with pain of toothache. Tendency to tonsillitis and sore throats.
Hepar sulph – gums and mouth sensitive and painful. Bleeds easily.
Hydrofluoricum acid – decay of roots, especially upper jaw, sensitivity. Teeth feel warm, heavy, rough. Worse from cold drinks.
Lycopodium – yellow, loose teeth and very painful from chewing. Gum boils, grinding of teeth. Right-sided problems. Tired 4 pm to 8 pm. Liver weakness with gas.
Merc solubis – loose teeth, tender and elongated, inflammation of roots, which ulcerate and fall out. Swelling spongy gums. Worse heat cold, night.
Pyrogenium – for infections. Offensive breath. Abscess of teeth and roots with fevers.
Silicea – teeth root infection or abscess, gum boils, sensitive to cold. Person feels cold. Week connective tissues of the body. Weak fingernails.