Do you believe in the power of medicine or herbal remedies?
Most people would rather save money on a root canal and keep it in the bank whenever possible. But how can you do that after your dentist says you need one in order to relieve your pain? Some people try herbal remedies!
Some herbal remedies we found include:
Plantain poultice- is a type of weed that pulls toxins out of the body
Goldenseal powder- is a type of herb that can be used as a mouthwash to take away soreness
Echinacea- is a type of herb that helps fight off tooth infections
Silicea- is effective in reducing root infections of the tooth
Lycopodium- is helpful to reduce pain while you’re chewing
There is no scientific information that confirms using herbal remedies help heal a tooth that requires a root canal. So we can’t recommend this type of treatment!. However, if you try an herbal remedy and you’re still in pain, a root canal is probably still needed.
However, our family dentist in Howell, Michigan would like to offer you ways you can avoid a root canal. That way you don’t have to worry about how much it will cost, or whether you should try an herbal remedy. Ways to avoid a root canal include:
- Brush properly in a circular motion
- Floss twice daily
- Avoid eating sweets
- Limit your consumption of acidic drinks (pop, energy drinks, coffee)
- Use a mouthwash after brushing
The family dentists in Howell at Dr. DiStefano & Associates are dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and services to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Our ultimate goal is to help you improve you and your family’s dental health through care and education. We’re also dedicated to maintaining a higher level of service to our patients so we can remain the best family dentists in Howell Michigan.
Call Doctor Gary DiStefano, D.D.S., your favorite family dentist in Howell, Michigan today to schedule your 6-month appointment! We’ll get you on your way to better health! 517-546-8983