Dental caries and homoeopathic management: A review
Author(s): Dr. J Prathisha, Dr. Abhijith Ranjan S and Dr. TK Nagendran
Abstract: Dental caries is one among the predominant oral diseases amongst children in the world and the burden of dental caries still remains a global community health challenge, affecting a child’s dentition commencing from the first stage of life. The dental caries disease develops due to the multifaceted interaction between three essential factors: the microorganisms (dental plaque), the substrate (fermentable carbohydrates in a food), and the host susceptibility (teeth and saliva). When the dental caries is left untreated, the process can develop quickly and it significantly impair the primary and secondary dentition. The untreated caries in addition to the subsequent deprived dental aesthetics have emotional and social adverse effects upon children’s oral health-related quality of life due to its negative effects happening on self-esteem. Diagnosing caries and identifying caries patients is one of the greatest challenges in dentistry during initial stages of the disease. The role of Homoeopathic treatment in managing, the dental caries in children has to be undertaken, as there are many remedies mentioned in Homoeopathic literature which are based on the pathology of the disease. This review article gives some of the Homoeopathic therapeutics of dental caries.