Very few people enjoy feeling pain. It is for that reason that more than 131 million prescriptions were written for painkillers ranging from hydrocodone to acetaminophen. Those medications can certainly dull the uncomfortable sensation linked to dental surgeries or back injuries, but they are not without their risks.
Prescription medications such as Vicodin are highly addictive and can lead to major issues when not used in moderation. Plus over the counter medications including acetaminophen can cause liver damage. Individuals trying to keep it natural during any painful moment should first pinpoint the source of pain and then try to control it naturally.
That means individuals suffering from toothaches should try icing the area, numbing the region with a local anesthetic (such as numbing gels) and getting professional dental care to treat the cause, not just mask the symptoms.
Perhaps your mouth is fine, but your back is achey and feeling a bit breaky. According to the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation lower back pain is better off treated with chiropractic sessions than just popping a pill (http://health.yahoo.net/articles/healthcare/photos/natural-alternatives-top-5-most-prescribed-drugs#1).
Acid Reflux Medication
Acid reflux conditions go by many names. Regardless of what it is called, the condition is marked by bile leaving the safety of intestines and instead is forced across tooth surfaces. Bile is highly acidic and if the symptom is not treated it can lead to a slew of dental problems including bad breath, tooth disintegration, Missing teeth, tooth erosion, tooth discoloration, bone loss, tooth sensitivity, gum disease (due to an excess of dental plaque), burning mouth syndrome, dry mouth, tooth decay or cavities.
Typically, Prilosec is the presciption medicine used to treat the condition; in 2010, 53.4 million prescriptions were dispensed (http://health.yahoo.net/articles/healthcare/photos/natural-alternatives-top-5-most-prescribed-drugs#5). The medications can indeed provide a short term solution for relief, but treating the cause of the issue naturally is a better approach.
Doctor and author (Digestive Wellness) Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN suggest trying slippery-elm lozenges, an herbal rememdy, prior to hitting the pharmacy. The remedy is developed from the common North American forest tree species and will naturally coat a throat and stomach and is rich with antioxidants that help relieve inflammation. In addition, eating the right diet and eliminating foods that triggers the reaction can go a long way without manufactured pills.
Individuals looking for more natural and organic remedies for dental problems and general well being can continue to research the matter on the web but are advised to proceed with caution and to still seek the opinion of a professional in the field. Overtime, neglect can make any health issue (dental or otherwise) an issue of life or death. Those who need to find a dentist to get further information on the subject are invited to call 1-800-Dentist, 24/7 to make an appointment with a skilled dental care expert.