Homeopathy can produce rapid relief for dental pain, and promote healing after dental extraction or treatment.  For homeopathic treatment to be effective, the remedy used needs to be matched to your individual symptoms.  Chronic dental problems including recurrent abscesses, gingivitis and tendency to decay, often improve significantly with professional care.  Get in touch with me for a free 20 minute consultation to discuss further.

After dental treatment

After dental surgery or extraction one or more of the following remedies may be indicated and will be likely to help:

Arnica is the first remedy to think of after any dental or surgical procedure.  Arnica is indicated where there is bruising, swelling and bleeding, and it will often slow or stop haemorrhage following dental extraction (see also Hamamelis).

Hamamelis is made from witch-hazel, and in homeopathic potency is especially useful where there is haemorrhage after dental extraction, especially where Arnica has been given but not stopped the bleeding.  Hamamelis is also used in any situation where there is bleeding after a blow or blunt trauma (eg nosebleed).

Hypericum is known as the ‘Arnica of the Nerves’ and has a strong affinity to areas of the body rich in nerves.  It is especially useful where there are sharp, shooting pains in the teeth or jaw following dental work.  Hypericum tincture can also be used to make a healing mouthwash.  Use half a teaspoon of tincture in a glass of cool boiled water.


Toothache can be miserable as well as excruciating.  There are a number of homeopathic remedies that can provide first aid relief, depending on the nature of your symptoms.  However, I also advise seeking professional dental advice as soon as possible, so that the underlying cause of the pain can be determined.

Plantago tincture can be helpful in the form of a mouthwash (see above under Hypericum), especially where the affected tooth is highly sensitive to touch.  It can also be rubbed neat directly on to the painful tooth or gum.

Chamomilla is helpful in first aid situations where the pain is unbearable, and renders the individual irritable and oversensitive.  The pain of toothache is felt especially at night, and may radiate to the ears.

Coffea is an especially useful first aid remedy for toothache where the pain is worse for heat and better for cold (for example, the person may obtain relief from holding ice water in the mouth).  The pain also tends to be shooting, and comes on in spasms.

Mag phos is effective in toothache with shooting, electric shock like pain, which is worse for cold things (eg ice cream or cold drinks) and better for warmth.

Hepar sulph is an important remedy in dental problems where there is acute sensitivity to touch as well as cold.  It is often used in the treatment of dental abscess where the symptoms match.  Among the many other remedies which may be helpful in a case of tooth abscess are Silica, Mercurius and Phosphorus.

If you suffer from dental problems, get in touch with me for a free 20 minute consultation to discuss how I can help.