Herbal Solutions for Tooth Pain

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The nutritional, medical and health information in this article is based upon the research, training, and professional experience of the author. The information presented is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. This information is only intended as an informative guide for those wishing to know more about their health and nutrition. It is not intended to replace or countermand the advice given to readers by their personal physician. Each person and each situation is unique, the author urges the reader to check with a qualified healthcare professional before using any product where there is any question of its appropriateness. The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the information in this article. It is the responsibility of the reader to consult a physician or other qualified healthcare professional.

 

A natural tooth can become chipped, fractured, and broken. A tooth can chip as a result of trauma, biting down on something hard, there is a large filling in the tooth and the tooth is unable to with stand the normal pressures of biting any longer, placing excessive forces on the tooth from clenching or grinding, or a cavity can form under an old filling weakening the tooth. Often there is no pain, and the person doesn’t even know the tooth has become broken or chipped.

Teeth that are broken should be repaired as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. See a dentist as soon as possible

If you have a painful broken tooth the following herbs may provide some relief until you are able to see your dentist:

  • Aloe vera  Place the gel on a cotton tipped swab. Apply to the gums at night. The gel, which is taken from the leaf of the aloe vera plant is an excellent moisturizer that soothes skin irritations, burns, wounds, nd dry skin. Aloe also contains a compound called acemannan that appears to boost immunity. Aloe vera will promote healing
  • Chamomille  Prepare as a tea and drink 2-3 cups per day. Chamomille contains natural anti-inflammatory. If you are allergic to ragweed steer clear of this herb as they are in the same family. This herb has a soothing effect on a toothache and promotes relaxation.
  • Clove Oil Place on a cotton tipped swab and rub on the affected tooth. Clove oil is a strong antiseptic and can bring immediate relief to a toothache.
  • Hops Prepare as a tea. Drink 2-3 glasses. Similar to Camomille, Hops generates a soothing effect on tooth aches and promotes relaxation. Hops create a calming effect on the nervous system; it is utilized as a pain reliever and a sleeping aid.

Dr. Kevin Flood is a general dentist in Grand Rapids Michigan. Dr. Flood has taken the principles of dentistry and interwoven them with alternative healing modalities such as nutrition, dental material sensitivity, and manual medicine to create a new paradigm for dentistry. This new paradigm moves beyond drilling and filling and addresses the relationships of dentistry to the rest of the body.

 

 

 

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