Elaine, I’d like to interview you about your vast experience in homeopathic dentistry. What got you into the tooth business, as they say?
Well, obviously, all the dental distress I’ve been under! But I hope you noticed all the Quizzes where Kelly had issues with her teeth and solved them with homeopathy! For example, here’s a great case where Kelly found a remedy for a decaying and painful tooth:
I mean, who would think of trading a dentist’s advice for Rhus tox?
Well, I guess when all they can do is give antibiotics, upsetting your whole system, causing stomach pains, diarrhea, yeast infections and so on…. I think I showed in one of my quizzes–or “Tidbits”, more likely–that when I researched dental abscesses on youtube, I found a dentist giving his patient a shot of novocaine and the patient screaming at the top of his lungs! And I said, “That’s it, I’m out!”
Did you hear of anybody else using homeopathy in dentistry?
All my quizzes where Kelly is the one bringing me her dental cases. Didn’t you see any of those?
I have to tell you, after reading all (?)
your articles about your different teeth experiences, I, myself, cancelled my children’s next dentist appointments.
You did What???
…in order to wait for symptoms and try some remedies on them! Was I being cruel?
That was just a really bad idea! Plaque has to be scraped off the teeth or gum disease will be the result! And cavities have to be filled!
But my complaint is this: the dental hygienist needs to be (but isn’t) constantly disinfecting the dental implement he’s using with alcohol; otherwise, he or she is just spreading infection around the mouth, from one tooth to another…how do they not know this? It’s so obvious! They should be disinfecting as they go!
How? How would they do that?
You can irrigate, using a Water Pik, with an anti-microbial solution, like baking soda and water, for example. We know they’re always causing bleeding, right? The dentists? When they’re cleaning your teeth? Because you spit blood in their little round sink all the time; and this infected blood is getting all over your mouth, is it not? Shouldn’t they be disinfecting the gum line as they go? Well, of course they should; but are they doing it? No, it doesn’t even occur to them!
It’s no different from when Ignaz Semmelweis, in 1847, warned doctors they should wash their hands between patients but did anyone care??? Nooooooooooooo!!!!!!! Well, now we’ve got dental hygienists who have supposedly learned nothing! I even mentioned Semmelweis to a hygienist once and she had no idea what I was talking about. Idiots!
So here’s what we have going with dentists; we have, on the one hand, that they work miracles, while on the other hand, they’re contributing to gum disease and tooth loss. I guess it’s like medical practice in general: working miracles on the one hand, while at the same time killing people.
The 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, behind cancer and heart disease, is medical mistakes and side-effects of drugs.
Here’s another mistake made in dentistry: not deep-cleaning the plaque off the distal side of the distal molar! Now I know you don’t know what I’m talking about. The distal—from the word “distant”—means the far side of the far tooth, namely, the tooth all the way in the back. So your distal molar is the molar farthest away from the center with no tooth behind it, and the distal side is the farthest side.
That side rarely gets the attention the other teeth get! A periodontal pocket starts forming there, a repository of bacteria, it ultimately engulfs the whole tooth, and it has to come out. Then the same scenario ensues with the “new” distal molar! By the time you’re in your 50’s or 60’s, your molars are all gone! So you might want to shock your dentist by saying, “Don’t forget to clean the distal side of my distal molars, please; and check for periodontal pockets there.” That should cause his jaw to drop!
Now, since they are completely clueless about disinfecting as they go, you should drop a pellet of Calendula 30C in that little dixie cup of water they provide so you can rinse with it frequently. Calendula is an antiseptic and it might save you from all the mistakes the hygienist is making–hopefully.
Here’s another thing you can do–it’s what I do. Take a dose of Staphysagria 10M before each cleaning starts because I’ve got painful, sensitive teeth. Why Staphysagria? It’s is for the exquisite pain of cleaning sensitive teeth! Perhaps children don’t have this pain. They’re not old enough. But a lot of adults do! So, I always take Calendula and Staphysagria to the dentist with me.
Now, another thing. Root canals? A very bad idea! They might appear to have saved a tooth—for a while—but, they can never remove all the bacteria out of a root, and the remaining ones become entombed and fester and eventually escape. You will ultimately lose that tooth, it will become super-infected and put adjoining teeth in jeopardy.
Silver fillings? They’re full of mercury! This is going to set you off on a life-time of dental problems. Ask for “Composite” fillings instead.
Did you stop going completely to the dentist?
No! You can’t do that, because the plaque must come off or you’re asking for trouble! And cavities must be filled.
Do you go for checkups or cleansing once a year? Prevention?
I have always gone to the dentist. The problem is, for every problem they solve, they create another one; and they seem very fond of antibiotics.
Apart from Murphy’s repertory and Materia Medica, do you have some specific sources for teeth-related therapeutics?
No, I don’t. You have to take a tooth case just like any other: Sensation, Location, Modalities, Concomitants. See my link above for an example of how to take a tooth case.
Can you share with our readers your most significant experience in that area?
Well, abscesses are the worst, the most painful and devastating of all dental issues, in my opinion. Sometimes we can actually find a remedy to work on these. But when you can’t, I have learned that you can lance the abscess yourself with a sterile razor blade, make a 6C remedy out of the pus, take the remedy every 15 minutes until the abscess “pops” and it’s all over, and you can go back to your life. You should see one of my abscess articles for details on how to do this, like this one here:
Would you recommend our readers stop their visits to the dentist and switch to their homeopath instead?
No, you just can’t stop going to the dentist, but you can try to educate them about the issues I’ve raised.
What’s your favorite part in curing teeth – or teeth-related pain?
I’ve used homeopathy to stop extremely painful situations—painful infections, abscesses, and so on.
Is that your favorite area in homeopathy?
Well, it’s perhaps an area where I’ve had dramatic results; but then again, we homeopaths are always performing miracles, all the time! I will give you one example. I had a bad tooth, an infected tooth, a very loose tooth, that I had been coddling and pampering for a long time.
One day I hit a crisis point with it. It was very painful, though I couldn’t discern an abscess, so I didn’t really know what to do for it.
I tried one thing and another, including oil-pulling, rinsing with warm salt-water, various remedies I thought might work, with no luck.
Finally I had an epiphany “This tooth is dead!” I had the intuition to take Arnica 200C.
Within minutes, the pain abruptly stopped! I touched the tooth, no pain. I then realized, it was no longer attached, it had been ejected! It lifted right out! I was spared an endless agony!
I put the tooth in an ounce of water to make a remedy out of it so that, hopefully, I could prevent the infection from attacking my other teeth. (See “How To Make Your Own Remedy”, it’s on my website.) I had that happen once before! A dentist pulled my lower left distal molar after it had become infected due to dental neglect! Perfectly healthy teeth were now infected as a result, as the infection, after the extraction, flew everywhere! Due to this, many of my teeth were lost.
Maybe knowing about Calendula at the time might have saved me. Maybe knowing how to make a remedy out of the infected tooth might have saved me as well. But, I was too young and didn’t know, had no clue that making a remedy out of an infection could act as an antibiotic!
Would you like to see more dentist-homeopaths?
Sure; but, I’d like to see more dentists with common sense too!
We should close by linking to another Toothache Case from the vault—“A Toothache Royale!”:
Sounds like a good one!
Elaine Lewis, DHom, CHom
Elaine takes online cases. Write to her at [email protected]
Visit her website: https://ElaineLewis.hpathy.com