Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Ethical Use of Homeopathy and How Can We Use It in Dentistry

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Ethical Use of Homeopathy and How Can We Use It in Dentistry

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Dear Editor In Chief

Homeopathy one of the allied branch of medical science which has shown several miracles in treat-ing various rare cases, was originated from the Greek terminology "Homoios" which means "Similar" and "Pathos" means suffering or sick-ness(1). The basic law of homeopathy is the law of similar (2).Its basic tenets introduced by Paracel-sus and Hippocrates, and codified into a medical science in 1789 by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician (3). Homeopathy is second largest system of medicine in today's world recog-nised by the World Health Organization (4).

Uses of homeopathy within the dentistry

There are many conditions in Dentistry where homeopathy medicine is used, like for Ulcerations- natrummuriaticum drug is used which occurs due to cold sores and fever blisters, Lips and corners of mouth dry and cracked lips. Tooth eruption- calcareacarbonica - Use for a delayed eruption. Tooth-ache - Antimoniumcrudum - use for a toothache that is worse at night and is aggravated by heat, Tem-poro mandibular joint disorders, Neuralgia, Haemorrhage, Gingivitis, Periodontitis. Alveolitis- Arsenicum album - Use for unhealthy, bleeding gums etc. Abscess-Belladonna - Best used for early dental abscess accompanied by redness and throb-bing. Apprehension- Aconite - Use for panic, fright, and general mental and physical restlessness, or sudden violent attacks. Bruxism-Belladonna - Use for grinding problem that causes painful teeth etc. No matter what combination of symptoms or chief complaints the individual is suffering at any given time they are all manifestation of a single disease that is unique to that individual. Homeopathy is not a substitute for good dietary practice and oral hygiene habits. …

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