Over the last few years we have integrated both acupuncture and homeopathy in to our dental practice. Whilst there is no alternative to conventional dental surgical treatment, in many cases, we use complimentary therapies, prescribed on an individual basis (when requested). This helps us to meet our patient’s individual need for anxiety/pain relief without resorting to medication.
Acupuncture has been shown to be successful in reducing anxiety and is a great treatment for nervous patients. It has also been used to relieve tension in the jaw muscles.
Homeopathy can also help nervous patients. Remedies such as Aconite, Argentum Nitricum and Gelsenium can be helpful in reducing stress and anxiety and are taken orally ten minutes before treatment. Post-operative pain can be controlled by using remedies such as Hypericum and Arnica, and mouth washes containing Propolis or Lavender and Myrrh have helped with ulcers and sore tissues in the mouth.
Our aim is to make your visit less stressful, speed up healing and reduce post-operative complications. For a list of homeopathic remedies that may help, please click here.