:: Volume 34, Number 4 (Fall 2016) ::
J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 34(4): 263-273 Back to browse issues page
Homeopathy in Dentistry and Oral Medicine: A review
Ghazal Kardanpour, Mostafa Rezaee *, Ali Golkari, Fatemeh Lavaee
Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. , rezaim@sums.ac.ir
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Objectives: Homeopathy is the most important field of alternative medicine. At present, over 3000 organic medications have been registered in the homeopathy pharmacopeia; out of which, 70% have herbal, 20% have mineral and the remaining have animal origins. Evidence shows that homeopathy may be beneficial in dentistry and oral medicine. However, this is a less known field for dentists. Therefore, this study aimed to do a review on the most common homeopathy medicines used for oral and dental problfems and to present it in a simple and practical way for general dental practitioners.

Review of Literature: Google Scholar and PubMed data bases were searched for any article related to both homeopathy and dentistry. Several recent meta-analyses, randomized control trials, animal and laboratory trials, and other interventional papers were studied.

Homeopathy drugs are basically produced from natural origin; they have less side effects in comparison with chemical drugs. In this method, only small doses of medications with low cost are used. The positive effects of homeopathy drugs on several oral conditions have been emphasized.

Conclusion: Homeopathy may be a suitable adjunct to conventional medicine for management of many conditions since it is affordable, effective and uplifting for patients

Keywords: Dentistry, Homeopathy, Oral Medicine
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Type of Study: Reviewed Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/10/10 | Accepted: 2016/12/8 | Published: 2017/07/3



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