– Three “horrid” cases (M. Castro)

Crotalus horridus 

Imagine my amusement when I just-now find the following case in my own file… forgotten from the past. I had had some extensive dental work, involving the removal of several amalgam fillings in one quadrant of my mouth, and the administration of local anaesthia. The injection was unusually painful at the time the dentist did it. Afterwards the gum in the area of the site of the injection became inflamed and swollen, but I wasn’t worried as I expected it to settle down in a day or two. It didn’t. The whole gum became spongy, mottled and bluish, it bled easily and was extremely painful, specifically to touch, and I couldn’t chew on that side either. I was scared and went back to my dentist, who, on looking in my mouth, took two steps backwards and said that he thought I had a systemic infection. He looked extremely worried and said that I had to go and see my doctor, immediately. He said he didn’t think it was anything to do with him, and that I needed antibiotics urgently. I went home, rather angry now, as it was my perception that my dentist was not willing to take any responsibility for my state. I was in a great deal of pain, and was trying hard not to become alarmed about my physical condition.
 I repertorized Gums painful, swollen, inflamed, bleeding easily. Skin mottled. Then I considered the aetiology and looked to Wounds in Generalities. There I found a subrubric Wounds; injection, from painful. This described the injury perfectly. I added it and Crotalus horridus sprang to the front. I went to my Materia Medicas and confirmed that it was the simillimum. I did feel increasingly septic, and locally, (rather than “systemically”-!) infected. I took Crotalus horridus 30, one tablet every 4 hours or so, for four doses, and the next day my gums were as good as new! And I felt marvellous. Partly, I suspect, because I had avoided further invasive medical treatment, and because it is always satisfying to experience homeopathy triumphing in the face of a skept ical and frightened medic. My dentist called the next day to find out whether I had gone to the doctor and taken the antibiotics. He was literally speechless when I said that I was quite recovered with only the very smallest of interventions… 

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Sms Hasan
Sms Hasan
7 years ago

Dear sir(s),

Male, aged 37 years, married, weight= 63 kgs

main problems:-

1. Bleeding from Gum (mainly beside Upper Teeth) – Upper Lateral Incisors numbered – # 7 (UR), #10 (UL)

2. Odor, bad-smell breath

Few people suggested me to go to a Dentist to have a thorough Dental Scaling but I am not interested of all these Allopathic things. Do you recommend/suggest the same?

My liking:

Drinking Cold water, daily bath, Spring season (don’t like cold and hot weather at all),

What do you advise?

with regards,

Sms Hasan

sarah brightman
10 years ago

Dental technology has today gone too high. Internet is the best way to know about these.
There are lots of dental camps be going to held this year. I think we all must join that.
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