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Homeopathic Arnica to Control Orthodontic Pain: A Substitute to Conventional NSAIDs

Amol Mhatre, Prachi Gaikwad, Qasim Mansoorian

Keywords : Homeopathic Arnica, NSAIDs, Orthodontics, Pain control, Tooth movement

Citation Information : Mhatre A, Gaikwad P, Mansoorian Q. Homeopathic Arnica to Control Orthodontic Pain: A Substitute to Conventional NSAIDs. J Contemp Dent 2018; 8 (2):97-100.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10031-1230

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


With pain being the major drawback and reason for patient dropouts in orthodontic treatment, its management becomes an essential part of orthodontics. Patients commonly use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Diclofenac-sodium, Acetylsalicylic acid, and Celecoxib to alleviate orthodontic pain. However, it has shown that the use of these drugs has a significant effect on the orthodontic movement of teeth. Arnica montana is an accepted remedy in homeopathic medicine since concentrated extract of Arnica can be toxic, only homeopathic pellets which contain extremely diluted concentration of drug are considered appropriate for ingestion. Arnica has shown efficiency in treating inflammation and associated pain. It has a wide scope in the field of dentistry and can be used as an alternative to NSAIDs in order to control intra-operative and post-operative pain without hampering orthodontic tooth movement. Arnica 30° C can be used for the treatment of dental pain.

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