Period of dentition or teething starts when child’s tooth starts appearing. Teething can start at an early age of 3 months and may even take one year, and a complete set of 20 primary teeth often develops by age 3. Child may have many symptoms such as irritability, disturbed sleep, mild increased temperature, poor appetite, and many other symptoms before tooth appear.
Symptoms of teething
- Poor appetite
- Chewing of different objects
- Increased temperature
- Sudden crying
- Disturbed sleep
Symptoms of teething or dentition mainly include:
Homeopathic treatment of dentition or teething troubles
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat teething troubles but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat teething or troubles dentition that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of teething or dentition troubles:
Belladonna – convulsions during the teething period, followed by sleep; face and eyes red; violent starting and jumping, whilst sleeping or walking, with fright; convulsions followed by sound sleep.
Borax – dentition with apthae; children startle at night on any sudden noise; dread of downward motion; apthous condition of gums and so sensitive as to shriek from the least touch, even of the nipple, when hungry.
Chamomilla – one of the best remedies for dentition of teething troubles; fever, irritability, restlessness, diarrhea of sour green, watery stools, gums red and tender; wants to carried in open air; sleeplessness; one cheek red, the other pale; very little appetite and frequent vomiting of sour, thin milk.
Kreosote – teeth often decay after appearing; very painful and difficult dentition; worse during night, as a result the child gets little sleep and wants to be petted all the time. Constipation with very dry and hard stool; diarrhea with dark brown, watery, and offensive stools
Calcaria phos – remarkable medicine for dentition troubles; child is fretful and peevish; open fontanelles or had been closed and open again; children refuse to nurse or want to nurse all the time, crave salt and smoked meat, they loose flash and are backward in teething, standing or walking; skill soft and thin, like paper, crepitating on pressure; stools tough, covered with mucus, and shine like grease; yellowish, sickly looking tint, ravenous hunger, takes its food hurriedly, frequent belching up of watery portion of its nourishment.
Calcaria carb – slowness in teething or where the teething is too rapid, in backward dentition where the gums are pale and shiny, Sweat on forehead.
Zincum met – tendency to press the gums together or gnashing of teeth during difficult dentition; loosening of the teeth and bleeding gums.
Colchicum – convulsions during teething, reflex from abdominal irritation; stools changeable, starting and jerking in sleep, or wakened by frightful dreams; grinding of teeth, rolling of head.
Dulcamara – all teething troubles increased by damp cold weather, though the child is not exposed to it, and rests snugly in its cradle; diarrhea and salivation.
Melilotus – convulsions during teething; face red; highly congested; frightful delirium.
Nux Vomica – excellent remedy for teething or dentition troubles; caused by artificial or mixed feeding; or whose mothers and nurses indulge constantly in high-seasoned foods, wines, etc. very little appetite, thirst, child peevish and fretful; stool large and difficult or small and frequent; saliva bloody; mouth sore with offensive breath.
Ferrum – persistent diarrhea the result of teething; stools composed of mucus and undigested food, sometimes excoriating and exhausting, though painless; face flushed with red spot on cheeks; vomiting as soon after taking food.
Aethusa – convulsions during dentition or teething; eyeballs turned downward; lies unconsciously, dialated pupil; thumb turned inward; staring eyes; stupor, distension of abdomen; pulse small frequent and hard.
Phytolacca – when child bites the teeth and gums together.
Tuberculinum – physical and mental arrested; child emaciated; non appearing teeth as a result of weakness.
Podophyllum – child presses the gums together and tries to chew something hard; diarrhea during dentition.
Merc sol – great soreness of gums during dentition
Terebinthiniae – urine suppressed during the period of dentition or teething.