Teeth can be sensitive to warmth, cold, liquids, air, and even sour or sweet foods. Symptoms include different levels of pain with or without movement. Causes can be toothaches or facial neuralgia. Medical treatment usually includes pain killers (possible side effects).
From the natural perspective, the goal is to help the nerves reestablish themselves. Also look at emotional causes. Using Calcium magnesium citrate liquid at one tablespoon twice a day may assist.
Herbs for Sensitive Teeth
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Calcium – to establish a natural calcium supply.
Goldenseal tincture and Myrrh tincture – make an herbal mouthwash to reduce sensitivity with 20 drops of each tincture in 8 ounces of water. Gargle a mouthful several times a day. Spit out or swallow as desired (taste is rather bitter).
Dave’s Mood Formula – combination of melissa, hops, mistletoe, bitter orange, peppermint, and valerian nourishes and calms the nerves.
Cell Salts to Help Sensitive Teeth
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#8 Mag phos 6X – sudden sharp shooting pains
#9 Nat mur 6X – drawing tearing pains extending to ears and throat
#12 Silicea 6X – teeth feel too long or large, tearing pains at night, constant aching, stinging
Sensitive Teeth Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Aconitum napellus – Very sensitive to dry, cold winds. Pulsating unbearable pain. Tongue and mouth are numb or burning sensation. Face hot and red. Also with taking cold. Worse from dry cold wind, warm rooms, evenings, nights; better by rest, fresh air.
Chamomilla – Teeth sensitive to warm drinks, coffee, and at night. Teeth feel too long. Wisdom teeth painful. Digestive problems.
Coffea cruda – Convulsive grinding of teeth, worse from menses. Feels better holding ice water in mouth. Worse from warmth.
Hypericum – Nerve pains especially after dental work. Toothache better lying on affected side quietly. Nerve injuries. Sharp electric shooting pains.
Lachesis – Pains extend to ears, from getting wet, during menses.
Magnesia phosphorica – Very cold or movement sensitive. pain wanders from one tooth to another. Also from dental work. Worse from movement, cold in any form; better from any warmth, pressure.
Merc solubis – Teeth tender, feel elongated. Decayed teeth and inflammation at roots of teeth.
Nux vomica – Very cold sensitive. boring or drawing pains, often with coldness, or after a strenuous physical labor. Hypochondriac, moody, arrogant. Worse form cold, drafts, cold drinks, coffee, mornings and nights after eating.
Plantago major – Very sensitive to movement. Teeth feel too long. Sticking, boring or drawing unbearable pain that radiates to the ears, tooth and ear pains change from one another. Swelling of the cheeks, excessive saliva. Worse from movement, fresh air, temperature extremes; better from rest, lying down, very warm room.
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes