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How do you treat an abscessed tooth naturally?


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2009-02-13 01:26:36
2009-02-13 01:26:36

== == == == It is possible to treat an abscess naturally. I broke a tooth and developed a very large abscess above it. I had so much intense pain I was ready to drag myself into the emergency room . I did some research online for natural remedies ( I study and practice holistic / natural healthcare anyways ). You can find information in the Materia Medica which is the homeopathic version of the Physician's Desk Reference. I started taking Hepar Sulf 30C every few hours the first day and then 2x /day thereafter, Hypericum Perforatum 30x and Arnica Montana for pain when needed and I also take Newton's Homeopathic remedy for fever and bacterial infection ( 6 drops on the tongue 2x a day ). I started seeing results in only a few days. The abscess has shrunken from the size of a large pea that was very painful to the size of a peppercorn. Even my dentist didn't even notice it when I went for a checkup the other day until I pointed it out to him. The pain is GONE and I expect the abscess should be gone w/i the next few days with continued use of the remedies. Homeopathic and natural remedies WORK because they use the body's ability to heal itself. These remedies are available at your local health store or online and are VERY inexpensive.

If you have no dental insurance you may want to consider joining a dental / medical discount plan like Careington, Alliancehealthcard or similar. They're very cheap, $6-$12/mo and can save you as much as 80% on certain services when you use providers on their plan. Go to www.dentalplans.com where you compare a number of plans.

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