Zaehnen Anhang

 

Vergleich: 

Loxodonta Africana dens.x

Spenglersan Kolloid E.x (Deformierte Zähne, becherförmig, gezackt, Mausezähne, unterentwickelt, starke Eckzähne oder nadelspitze Zähne, die darüber hinaus auch noch frühzeitig zerfallen, werden morgens und abends mit 5 Sprühstößen Spenglersan Kolloid E in der Ellenbeuge eingerieben behandelt. Zusätzlich kann man Spenglersan Kolloid G direkt gegen die Zähne sprühen, die Zahnbürste damit einsprühen oder -20 Sprühstöße auf ein halbes Glas Wasser- damit den Mund spülen. Dazu gibt man Entoxin pur N morgens und abends je 10 Tropfen in ein halbes Glas Wasser).

Vergleich. Psora - Sykose - Syphillinie - Tuberkulinie

Siehe: Anhang 2 (Hermann Hoffmeister/Thomas Cowan) + Mund/Zunge + Organen + Systemen + Miasmen und Zähnen

Tuberkulinie tobt sich im Ohr und en Zähnen aus

 

Stach. (= Ziest/= Betonie/= Betony wood/= Echte Betonie/= Flohblume/= Pfaffenblume/= Zahnkraut/= Zehrkraut).

 

Doctrine of Signatures:x Pine, Pomegranate, Mastick, Masterwort, Coral, Coralwort, Restharrow, Henbane, Wild Tansy

 

[Dr. Constantine Hering]

Ant-c.: principal remedy for pains in hollow teeth (boring/digging/tearing/jerking), which sometimes penetrate into the head. The pains < in the evening in bed/after eating/by cold water; >: walking in the open air;

[Deborah Olenev]

Dental and Mouth Problems. This remedy has a wide field of action where it comes to dental problems.

a) Trauma to the tooth, where the tooth is loosened in the socket or knocked out of position.

b) Bone and periosteal pain following dental surgery, or pain after injection of a local anesthestic.

c) Pain of dry socket, at the beginning of an infection.

d) To help reduce the pain and trauma of tooth extraction, if Arnica does not help sufficiently.

e) To ease the discomfort associated with fitting and adjusting braces.

f) To help heal jaw fractures.

[Harris Ruddock, M.D.]

Cham.: An excellent medicine for most cases of disordered dentition, and in the absence of fever, should be considered. It may be given every two or three hours.

Acon.: Feverishness, restlessness, inflamed gums.

Calc.: Cases complicated with slimy diarrhea; in scrofulous patients.

Cham.: Bilious purging, intestinal irritation, cough, nervousness, and fretfulness.

Kreos.: In cachectic children; agitation and wakefulness, gums inflamed, constipation, teeth decay as soon as they appear.

Ars.: With much emaciation

Bell.: Flushed face, nervous irritability

Merc.: Green or bloody motions

Podo.: Pain in paroxysms, with prolapsus ani

Sil.: Much perspiration about the head when falling asleep.

[Herbert A. Roberts]

In the mouth we find the characteristic tell-tale of the syphilitic taint, even though the child may appear well otherwise. Pathological and structural changes take place in the dental arch and

the teeth come through deformed, irregular in shape and irregular in order of eruption. The teeth often decay before they are entirely through the gums.  They are always worse at night; all the symptoms develop more after the sun goes down. There is oppression, restlessness and anxiety at night; they dread the night because it is so oppressive. Restlessness is so great that it drives them

out of bed.

[H.G. Wolff]

Healthy but loose teeth that cause no pain can be treated with Symphytum 3, can be added to the food at least twice a day for three weeks. This will make the teeth holdfast again. (Loose painful teeth caused by damaged roots and therefore have no chance.)

[Dr. Niranjan Mohanty]

Calendula is an excellent hemostatic in tooth extraction.

 

Schüsslersalz:

Setzen wir in der Schüßler-Therapie Calc-f. und Calc-p. ein, um die Mineralisierung von Zähnen und Knochen zu aktivieren und zeigt sich zu wenig Fortschritt im Aufbau, sollten wir an Moly-met denken, denn es fehlt zur Immunstärkung Molybdän in den Knochen- und Zahnzellen.

[J.B. Chapman]

Teething disorders

Calc-p.: chief remedy to supply material for the bony structure of the tooth. Too late or retarded teething. All ailments during teething if traceable to deficiency of lime. Open fontanelles;

slow in learning to walk; convulsions and spasms during teething. (Magn-p.)

Mag-p.: Chief remedy for the convulsions and spasms, during the attack. Alternate with Calc-p. to remove the cause.

Ferr-p.: For fever; gums hot and inflamed, and other febrile disturbances.

Sil.: much sweat about the head, also in scrofulous subjects. Alternate with Calc-p.

[Dr K. Hajikakou]

There are many dental materials in use to restore broken teeth. The main criteria considered by the dental materials experts have been their physical characteristics, e.g. coefficients of expansion and contraction, compressive and shear strengths.

Little thought has been given to the biological effects of these materials. In particular it now appears that metals used to restore teeth can have profound effects on the physical, mental and spiritual health of patients. Present day non-metal or white filling materials, i.e. composites and porcelains appear, at present, to be safer alternatives.

The main emphasis of the-is article will be on amalgam but some discussion will also be given to the metals used in crowns (caps).

Broadening the field of dental toxicity would include some things that I cannot go into here, such as dental hygiene products, e.g. toothpaste, antiseptic mouthwashes, impression materials, rubber products and acrylate resins used in dentures and root canal medications. The effects of ionising radiation from dental x-ray machines could also be included, not to mention fluoride, which calcifies the pineal gland, accumulates in the pituitary and has a marked hypothyroid action! It is no wonder that Professor Vimy (Professor of Oral Medicine, Calgary University, Canada), referring to the dental profession, said "Never has so much harm been done to so many by so few" (Vimy, 2000).

            Metals used in crowns (= caps)

Gold is becoming more popular with many dentists in this country. Dental gold is an alloy made of gold, silver, copper, palladium, platinum and zinc. The following metals are to be found in dental casting alloys used to make crowns and bridges: beryllium, cobalt, cadmium, gallium, nickel, rhodium, iridium and indium. Unfortunately, these alloys release metal ions into the body. Is there any evidence that metal ions can cause harm?

According to Professor John Wataha (Professor of Oral Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA), the answer is a resounding yes. In sufficient concentrations and in certain forms metal ions can kill tissues, cause allergies, inflammatory reactions and cancer (Wataha, 1999).

Swelling and irritation with redness and pain in the region of a metal crown could well signify an allergic reaction to one or more of the metals. Dermatitis having a perioral distribution (around the mouth) is also suggestive of allergy originating from a dental source. Palladium and nickel are highly allergenic metals.

            Amalgam fillings

Before considering the effects of mercury, let us look at the electrical activity of amalgam fillings. Each filling acts like a battery (Certosimo, 1996). As the filling is an alloy and is bathed by an electrolyte, i.e. saliva, a potential difference arises leading to electrical currents being generated. These currents are of an order of magnitude 1,000 times greater than those generated by nerve cells. This can lead to the impairment of nerve functioning and neurotransmitter release (Sheppard, 1997). The proximity of the brain to oral amalgam fillings can, in some patients, lead to neurological problems such as "brain fog" (the inability to think clearly, and depression). From my clinical experience patients have reported being"clear-headed", as if a fog has lifted, after having had their amalgam fillings removed. This effect is experienced rapidly, whereas mercury toxicity effects take longer to resolve.

The safe protocol to adopt for the removal of amalgam fillings and corresponding homeopathic and nutritional support is shown below.

            When is a poison not a poison?

The answer to this riddle is, of course, when it is in your mouth! Amalgam (a mixture of mercury with another metal) or "silver" fillings contain silver, copper, tin, zinc and mercury. Amalgam fillings are made up of 50% mercury and should be known as mercury fillings, not silver fillings.

It is ironic that waste amalgam (outside the body) must be stored in secure conditions owing to the release of mercury vapour and has to be disposed of by licensed disposal companies. However, when it is placed in people's teeth it "miraculously" transforms itself into a complete inert material, which is perfectly safe! At least that is the official line. "It is generally agreed that if amalgam was introduced today as a restorative material, it would never pass FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval" (Wolfe et al, 1983). The case against using amalgam is, in my opinion, overwhelming.

            Amalgam some facts

When I was studying dentistry I was told that mercury was "locked into" the filling and, therefore, was not released. This is totally untrue (Jones et al, 1983). Mercury vapour is released during the entire life of the filling. As mercury vapour is colourless, odourless and tasteless it escapes undetected by the recipient of that filling. More vapour is released each time your chew, drink anything

hot or brush your teeth. The more fillings you have, the larger the surface area of the fillings the more vapour you will be exposed to, and the greater the health risk. The vapour is rapidly absorbed

via the lungs and nasal mucosa and accumulates in areas of high metabolic activity, e.g. brain, gut, kidneys, liver and heart. The toxicity of mercury is well documented: it is more toxic than lead

and arsenic combined. The toxic threshold, i.e. the level below which it is considered safe has never been established. The World Health Organisation states "No level of exposure to mercury can be considered harmless". WHO also states that dental amalgam is the single largest source of mercury exposure for the public, contributing up to 84% of daily intake:

• mercury from fillings (average of 8) 17 mcg/day

• mercury from all other sources: seafood, air and water 2-6 mcg/day (WHO, 1991)

 

Autopsy studies confirm that the brain is the critical target organ for mercury. Brain tissue mercury levels are far higher in patients with amalgam fillings than in the patients having no fillings present. Professor Boyd Haley (Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, USA) has demonstrated the effects mercury has on brain biochemistry. Structures known as microtubules found in nerve cells, which are essential for transportation of substances along the nerve are greatly affected by the presence of mercury. This may be a key contributory factor in Alzheimer's disease.

Haley has also demonstrated hat in the presence of cadmium, another widely present pollutant, mercury toxicity is greatly increased. Mercury is found in structures associated with memory, e.g. the hippocampus, amygdala and nucleus basalis.

Experiments in sheep and monkeys clearly show that when mercury fillings are place, the mercury deposits in the brain, kidneys and liver. Kidney function determined by albumin excretion (albumin is a normal blood protein) is greatly reduced in those animals receiving amalgam fillings (Vimy et al, 1990). Another worrying fact is that mercury crosses over the placenta into the foetus within two days of amalgam placement, accumulating in the fetal brain and liver (Vimy et al, 1990). Breast milk has also been found to contain significant levels of mercury.

Oral and gut bacteria can metabolise inorganic mercury to organic mercury, e.g. methyl mercury, another powerful toxin. And if this is not bad enough the presence of mercury has been shown to increase the resistance of oral and gut bacteria to antibiotics within two weeks of amalgam placement (Summers et al, 1993).

Ampicillin, tetracyclin, streptomycin, erythromycin, kanamycin and chloramphenicol are all antibiotics whose effects are greatly reduced in the presence of mercury.

Oral lichen planus, a condition where the oral mucosa changes to form white patches with a lacy pattern has now a well-established link with mercury containing amalgam fillings. This is seen in those individuals who have sensitivity to mercury and where amalgam filling is in direct contact with the oral tissue. Is this a hazard to health professionals who deal with amalgam fillings?

Dentists have 4x more mercury in the urine compared with the rest of the population and a suicide rate two to six times greater than average. Is this due to a stressful job or is it, perhaps, mercury related? I feel it is the latter. Female dental personnel have twice the rate of infertility, miscarriage and spontaneous abortion compared to the rest of the female population.

 

Symptoms of mercury toxicity

Acute:

metallic taste - due to electrical activity and corrosion

burning pains - mouth, throat and stomach

increased salivation

swollen salivatory glands

abdominal pains

diarrhoea and vomiting

Chronic:

Nervous system

irritability

anxiety/nervousness, often with difficult breathing

restless

exaggerated response to stimulation

fearful

lack of self-control

fits of anger, with violent irrational behaviour

loss of self-confidence

indecision

shyness or timidity, being easily embarrassed

loss of memory

inability to concentrate

lethargy/drowsiness

insomnia

mental depression, despondency

withdrawal

suicidal tendencies

manic depression

numbness and tingling of the hands, feet, fingers, toes and lips

muscle weakness progressing to paralysis

ataxia

tremors/trembling of hands, feet, lips, eyelids or tongue

incoordination

myoneural transmission failure resembling myasthenia gravis

motor neurone disease

multiple sclerosis

Oral disorders

bleeding gums

alveolar bone loss

loosening of teeth

excessive salivation

foul breath

metallic taste

burning sensation, with tingling of lips and face

tissue pigmentation (amalgam tattoo of gums)

leukoplakia

ulceration of gingiva, palate and tongue

Gastro-intestinal

food sensitivities (milk and eggs)

abdominal cramps, colitis, diverticulitis or other GI complaints

chronic diarrhoea/constipation

Systemic effects

chronic headaches

allergies

severe dermatitis

unexplained reactivity

thyroid disturbance

subnormal body temperature

cold, clammy skin, especially hands and feet

excessive perspiration, with frequent night sweats

unexplained sensory symptoms, including pain

unexplained numbness or burning sensations

The earliest symptoms of long-term, low-level mercury poisoning are extremely subtle and easily misdiagnosed. Certain idiosyncrasies may develop or subtle psychiatric, neurological problems may begin to show. Mercury from dental amalgam does, in my opinion, constitute a significant health hazard. Controlled scientific studies looking at the effects on the health of patients of mercury

from dental amalgam fillings have never been conducted. The scientific experts say that there is no evidence to show that mercury from amalgam does any harm. Does this mean it is safe? I think not. Bertand Russell, the philosopher, once said "Even when all the experts agree, they may well be wrong".

 

Safe removal of amalgam fillings

There are many protocol regimes to aid mercury elimination during and after amalgam removal. The cost of supplements and the complexities of taking certain products can be a major barrier for some patients.

I suggest a fairly simple regime with costs kept at a reasonable level:

• before amalgam removal: Mercurius solubilis 30c or Amalagam 30c, 2 doses a day for one or two days before treatment

• after amalgam removal: one dose of Mercury solubilis 30c immediately after treatment.

Sulphur naturally binds free mercury and thus aids its elimination. Foods rich in sulphur should be eaten plentiful and as often as possible for at least one week post-amalgam removal [onions, garlic, eggs (yolk), pulses and brassicae (sprouts, cabbage and broccoli)]. A selenium supplement with vitamins A, C and E is beneficial taken for one week after removal. The patient should drink plenty of good quality water.

It should be noted that amalgam fillings must be removed in a set sequence depending upon their electrical activity. In each quadrant of the mouth the filling having the highest negative charge should be removed first and so on. Remove the fillings in descending order of negative charge, until a filling with a positive reading is reached. If such a filling is present it would be removed but only after the negative charged fillings have gone.

It is essential that amalgam fillings are removed using a rubber dam and high volume suction. I think it sensible that patients should use a dentist committed to amalgam free dentistry with experience of amalgam removal and composite placement. A dentist still using amalgam might not have the experience necessary to undertake this procedure to ensure the best outcome for the patient. Patients are sometimes told that composite is not strong enough, long lasting enough or suitable for large fillings.

My experience has taught me that this is completely untrue. In 15 years in practice I have never yet had to replace a composite filling which has failed and some have been very large.

There are two ways of tackling amalgam removal. One is (as I would term it) "kill or cure", whereby all amalgam fillings are removed within one week. The other method I call a "softly softly" approach whereby amalgam fillings are removed one by one at intervals of at least four weeks. This has the advantage of allowing the body to recover between each "assault on the system", which is how I imagine the body perceives the process and to which it would react accordingly. I favour the latter method as being gentler and kinder for the patient.

Because of the time and expense involved I recommend that amalgam removal should only be undertaken as a last resort once the patient's practitioner has exhausted all other avenues towards the patient recovery.

Once all amalgams have been removed it is important that no more mercury enters the body as this would defeat the detoxification process. Fish should not be eaten while there is still evidence of mercury toxicity, possibly indefinitely. Patients should take saunas regularly for several months as this encourages waste products, including mercury, to be eliminated via the skin.

Finally, the two most powerful natural products for mobilising and eliminating stored mercury from body tissues are Cilantro (Chinese parsley) and Chlorella (green algae). Cilantro is taken as drops (orally) or rubbed into the wrists or ankles. Chlorella tablets are taken orally in an ascending dosage scheme to suit the patient, starting at 1g three times daily for one week only. Initially, careful supervision is necessary.

 

[Luc de Schepper]

Dentistry and Teeth:

The Real Tooth Fairy: A Homeopathic Remedy!

For all too many people, a visit to the dentist is a “white knuckle” experience. Many patients mention that they hate going to the dentist but “it’s nothing personal, Doctor.” The dental experience involves a great many factors for the fearful patient. We can think of the antiseptic smell upon entering the reception room. The whine of the dental drill can really separate the men from the boys. The apprehension mounts as the patient is taken into a small treatment room, covered with a drape, and promptly laid flat. He is surrounded by uniformed people coming at him with foreign objects to violate that important psychological space, the mouth.

This fearful patient is most likely a fearful person in general. What better way to support him than with homeopathy.

Gels.: number one remedy for fear of the dentist. A dose taken the morning of the procedure, is sufficient to turn the dentist into a friend rather than the invader with the painful tools. Children especially (or adults acting like children) become calm and mellow, their relaxed state contributing to easy, gentle work for the dentist. But before the patient even decides to come to the dentist, he experiences dental pain.

Dental pain is, above all, an attention getter. The best-laid plans come to a sudden halt. The patient becomes remorseful and berates himself for not going to the dentist earlier, when the first slight twinge was felt. As he spends the night pacing the floor, two little words that can make a wimp out of Superman flash in and out of his mind:

ROOT CANAL: This acute situation can happen to any of us, but there are certain methods to stack the cards in favour of the patient. The most obvious is to be a regular patient and have small problems taken care of before they become emergency situations, so the need for a root canal probably never arises. If you become a partner with your dentist in the total care of your mouth, most problems can be prevented or reduced to minor therapy. Treatment expenses can also be reduced to a minimum.

A root canal simply cleans and shapes the hollow center of a tooth, which is normally filled with blood, nerve and lymph tissue called the pulp. This tissue can be damaged by trauma such as a blow to the mouth, or deep decay can cause bacterial infection inside the tooth. As part of the root canal, a special filling is placed in this hollow center to prevent further infection. The best way to prevent the need for a root canal is through hygiene to protect against early caries or tooth decay. Homeopathy can help strengthen teeth to prevent decay: the tissue salt Calc-p. C 6 will strengthen teeth just as it can strengthen bones weakened by osteoporosis.

Once an infection arises, it’s too late to self-medicate to cure the infection; you will need to see your dentist for the abscess. But homeopathy can certainly help with the pain. To find the right remedy, we need the sensation (“it feels like …”) and the associated symptoms.

Cham.: excellent for the oversensitive patient who fears pain in general and faints or screams at the thought of pain (children/nervous patients). The pain is pulsating, jerking or drawing and < from cold/draft/drinking hot drinks (coffee)/pressure (chewing)/warmth (bed/room).

Merc. or Merc-v.: drawing, pressing, tearing pain, < at night/from cold air/in bed/damp weather/during eating. It goes with involuntary flow of saliva and swelling of the face, abscess of the roots

of the teeth, and nasal discharge. After your dentist places a filling, it’s not uncommon to have a period of great sensitivity and discomfort. Fortunately homeopathy can help the pulpal tissue return to normal health.

Arn.: pain in the teeth after a filling. Pain has a sensation of pulling in the teeth while eating, < chewing/a typical bruised, sore feeling, < being touched.

Hyper.: drawing, electrical, tearing nerve pain, < at night/moving.

Nux-v.: pain < at night (3 - 4 h.)/from drinking cold drinks/after eating. A homeopathic dentist can help make the choice for you, or you can routinely take Arnica after a tooth filling to save a lot of trouble.

 

A dentist skilled in homeopathy will amaze you with the results he obtains. The patient should always take a dose of Calendula ahead of time when extensive surgery is needed or if the patient is a slow healer. A dentist colleague of mine has told me that he can actually see the wounds granulating (starting to heal) right before his eyes when he pretreats with Calendula.

 

Phos.: prevents bleeding [in easy bleeders/hypersensitive].

Both Calendula and Phosphorus can be taken after the surgery too. Your homeopathic dentist will help you with bleeding problems, TMJ, abscesses (prevention and cure), premature tooth decay, slow dentition, etc.

 

The mercury controversy

Homeopathy can provide protection against mercury toxicity if you have to have your fillings removed. The toxic effects of mercury are well-known through the homeopathic provings conducted by Hahnemann, the father of homeopathy. In other words, mercury fillings are a problem for you if you have some of these symptoms:

    foul-smelling breath with metallic taste

    geographic tongue (changes on the tongue that resemble a map)

    imprints of teeth on the sides of the tongue

    recurrent canker sores or herpes sores in the mouth

    bleeding, receding gums with tendency to ulceration

    heavy salivation with intense thirst; tendency to wet the pillow at night with saliva

    abscessed teeth

    trembling tongue (the tongue quivers like a snake’s)

    recurrent pharyngitis (inflamed throat) with swollen glands

    recurrent colds, tendency to catch everything

    great sensitivity to warmth and cold, difficulty finding the right temperature

    brain fag and weak memory

    chills and fevers with night sweats

    volatile nature (mercurial, changeable, impulsive)

As always, prevention is the best treatment. If you need a new filling, ask your dentist for inorganic cement or porcelain. You will save yourself a lot of trouble!

 

Teething

[H.R. Arndt]

Normally, dentition should begin not before the 4th nor later than the 7th and should be completed during the 1st month of the 3rd year.

Tuberculous and syphilitic children cut their teeth early. In rickety infants the teeth are slow to appear.

 

The slow child, slow in teething

At age 12 many children have all their adult dentition (except for their 3rd molar or wisdom teeth). However, the dentist sees many children who at age 14 or 15 have still not exfoliated all their primary or milk teeth.

These children predictably had a delayed puberty and growth patterns and as babies were slow to walk and talk. Most of them belong to the homeopathic constitutional type Calc. About half the babies born in the U.S. belong to this remedy type: they are chubby babies with a high birthweight and large heads. As children they crave ice cream, soft boiled eggs, milk, candy and pizza but feel poorly afterwards. Easily get out of breath (going upstairs), tend to sweat profusely around the head and neck, and are often constipated, producing a copious bowel movement once every several days. Does this sound familiar for many of our children?

 

Supplements for dental care

Statistics show that one in four people in the U.S. will lose all their teeth to periodontal disease by age 60, and 90% will suffer from it during their lifetimes. To reverse this national disaster, Coenzyme Q10 could be a lifesaver. Millions of Japanese people take it on a daily basis to lose weight naturally, protect against a heart attack, lower high blood pressure, and above all for a dramatic effect in healing diseased and bleeding gums.

There is no toxicity, and results can be seen in as little as 14 days with the recommended daily dose of 50 to 60 mg. Bleeding and weak gums can also be strengthened by the daily intake of vitamin C (up to 4000 mgs). You want healthy teeth and gums? Time to rush to your health food store and ask for these two items: they will do wonders for your smile!

 

 

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