Nobody likes the dentist - but Homeopathy is here to make the visit a little less painful (emotionally and physically).
Back in 2014 when I had my 4 wisdom teeth removed, I relied on Arnica and Hypericum for recovery and didn't require any painkillers. My recovery was natural, pain-free, & quick - by day 3 I was eating a burger (with a fork and knife...)!
These remedies are safe for kids and adults alike, but as always - if you're unsure about how to use them, consult your homeopath.
Let's get into the remedies:
Homeopathic Remedies for Dental Pain
Take 2 pellets at first sign of symptoms and repeat hourly until symptoms subside.
Arnica: Known for supporting the body through trauma, take 2 pellets as needed to help with that sore, bruised pain of the gums/teeth after a cleaning. Arnica is also great after dental surgery (especially wisdom tooth removal) to promote healing: take twice a day alternating with Hypericum.
Hypericum: For nerve related pains after a root canal, drilling, and tooth removal.
Chamomile: Great for kids who are overly sensitive to the pain after dental work or from teething. Mood will be angry in nature - a great remedy for anxiety pre-dentist too. See below.
Homeopathic Remedies for Dentist Anxiety
The day before the appointment take two pellets in the morning and evening. Take two pellets again an hour before the appointment. Only repeat after if symptoms remain.
Aconite: Fear, restlessness, easily startled, full of terror. Fear that they might die, the fear is unconsolable. There may even be a fever, dilated pupils, and crying.
Chamomile: Whiny, angry, spiteful, irritable, sensitive to pain. No matter what you offer them, even if they've asked for it, they don't want it (capricious). They may want to be held, then put down, then held again.
Gelsemium: Anxious and afraid with trembling, silence, weakness, even confusion. They may have a headache, feel dizzy, get diarrhea, or want to go outside for fresh air. Older children may go quiet and freeze up.
That's it, good luck!
Keep in mind that these are for acute care: if you have chronic anxiety it's always best to consult with a registered homeopath - send me an email if you're not sure!
PS: Pop these tips into your remedy kit by printing these free remedy cards!