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Homeopathic Management of Dentinogenesis Imperfecta: A Case Study


Dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by abnormal development of tooth dentin, leading to discolored, malformed, and weakened teeth. Worldwide prevalence of DI varies, with estimates ranging from 1 in 6,000 to 1 in 8,000 individuals. Traditional dental treatments often provide limited improvement, as the weakened teeth are prone to decay and breakage. Common cosmetic procedures may not be viable due to the risk of further damage. This paper explores a case of DI in a 1.5-year-old child, whose teeth decayed rapidly and were irregularly shaped and discolored. Despite seeking various dental treatments, including preventive and restorative care, his condition did not significantly improve. However, after consulting Dr. Batra’s Positive Health clinic, and undergoing homeopathic treatment, the patient experienced remarkable progress as after 4 months his  teeth showed increased strength and resilience, with no signs of wearing out or breaking with 22 strong and shining teeth, free from decay and discoloration. The treatment not only improved dental health but also boosted his confidence and quality of life, as he can now face the world with a bright smile and without the embarrassment of bad breath.


Dentinogenesis imperfecta, DI, genetic, homeopathy


Dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI) is a hereditary dental disorder characterized by the abnormal development of tooth dentin, resulting in discolored, weakened, and irregularly shaped teeth. It is caused by genetic mutations affecting the proteins responsible for dentin formation. The hallmark signs of DI include opalescent or blue-gray discoloration of the teeth, thin enamel, and susceptibility to fracture and wear. Complications of DI may include dental decay, loss of teeth, speech difficulties, and psychosocial impacts due to impaired aesthetics. Traditional dental treatments focus on preventive and restorative care, but they may offer limited success in managing DI. 

Homeopathy offers a holistic approach to treating DI, addressing not only the physical symptoms but also the underlying genetic predispositions and psychological aspects of the condition. Homeopathic remedies aim to stimulate the body’s self-healing mechanisms and promote overall well-being. Homeopathy may also help improve the overall dental health of individuals with DI, reducing the risk of complications and enhancing quality of life.

While homeopathic treatment for DI may not reverse the genetic mutations underlying the condition, it can significantly alleviate symptoms, strengthen teeth, and improve oral health. By addressing the individual’s constitutional and symptomatic profile, homeopathy offers a personalized and gentle approach to managing DI, complementing conventional dental care strategies.

Case Profile

A 1.5-year-old patient presented to Dr. Batra’s Ultadanga clinic with concerns regarding his dental health. His mother noticed delays in his dentition when he was around 9 months old, and by the age of 1.5 years, she observed that his teeth decayed rapidly after emerging. The teeth exhibited irregular shapes, often bifurcating, wearing, and breaking within days of formation. As the child grew, he began experiencing gum tenderness without bleeding, accompanied by bad breath, potentially indicating periapical abscess formation. This condition caused physical discomfort and psychological distress, leading to difficulties in eating, speaking, and recurrent colds and coughs, resulting in low weight and immunity. Despite consulting numerous dentists, the exact diagnosis remained elusive until the child was evaluated at Dr. R Ahmed Dental College in Kolkata. However, conventional preventive and restorative care failed to yield significant improvements due to the weakened state of his teeth. Standard cosmetic procedures like braces and bridges were deemed impractical and potentially harmful. As a last resort, the child’s mother sought homeopathic treatment at Dr. Batra’s Positive Health clinic in Ultadanga, where the child and his mother received care under Dr. Sourangshu Banerjee. This case underscores the challenges of managing Dentinogenesis Imperfecta and highlights the potential of homeopathy as an alternative approach to improving dental health and overall well-being.

Physical Generals

DietNon veg
AppetiteModerate , can tolerate hunger 
DesireEgg fried , chicken , salty 
Thermal ReactionHot
ThirstModerate , luke warm
StoolsSkips , take time , every alternate day
UrineOffensive , yellow
PerspirationHead sweat more , slight offensive
SleepRegular , deep 

Mental Generals –

A 1.5-year-old boy lives with his mom and dad. He likes being with them a lot. But when it gets dark, he gets scared. Sometimes he cries when he’s asleep because he’s afraid. He doesn’t like being alone. His parents work, so they’re not always with him. At night, he sometimes grinds his teeth.

Past History

Recurrent attacks of cough and cold 

Vaccination regular

Dentition- delayed

Birth weight- 2.1 kg 

Family History

Mat- Br Asthma, Osteoarthritis 

Pat- T.B, Recurrent attack of cold

Case analysis

Repertorial totality

  1. Easy tendency of catching cold 
  2. Stool- constipated, offensive 
  3. Sweat- upper part of body, offensive 
  4. Des- egg fried 
  5. Des – salty food 
  6. Aver- milk
  7. Talking – delayed 
Repertory usedRubrics selected

Kent Repertory
Cold tendency to takeMind- Talk slow learning to Desire- egg fried , boiled Stomach desire salty thing  Generalities food milk Agg

Repertory screenshot


After Repertorization 

NATRUM MUR was getting the highest grade followed by CALCAREA CARB 

but since Tubercular miasm was prominent and the patient was hot and  not gaining weight easily – 

CALCAREA PHOS was considered 

Selection of Remedy

Constitutional Remedy name – Cal Phos Remedy potency- 200Remedy dose- 2 dozes 
Remedy reasonsDentition delayed Stool- Hard , irregular , offensive Sweat- more in upper part of body, offensiveDes- egg fried , saltyAver- milk

Miasmatic approach

Easy tendency of catching coldYES
Does not put weight easilyYES
Family history- T.BYES
Miasmatic predominance Tubercular

Materials and Methods

Kent repertory was used for repertorization via Hompath Classic


1stImproved stool; No cold attacksCal Phos 200 (2 doses)
2ndDaily improvement in stool; Better appetiteRubrum
3rdBetter sleep; Reduced gum swelling; Improved teeth colorationRubrum
4thFurther improvement in teeth coloration; Enhanced tooth marginsRubrum
5thContinued teeth color improvement; Better margins and irregularitiesRubrum
6thFurther teeth enhancement; Improved marginsRubrum
7thNormal teeth conditionRubrum

Discussion & Conclusion

Dentinogenesis imperfecta (DI) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by abnormal development of tooth dentin, leading to teeth that are discolored, weak, and prone to rapid wear and breakage. In cases where modern medicine fails to offer a satisfactory solution, alternative approaches such as homeopathy can be considered. Homeopathy operates on the principle of treating the individual as a whole, taking into account the totality of symptoms rather than focusing solely on the disease. In the case of a 1.5-year-old child with features of Dentinogenesis imperfecta, conventional treatment options might be limited or ineffective due to the complexity of the condition.

However, homeopathic treatment offers a promising alternative. By carefully assessing the child’s symptoms and overall health status, a single, simple homeopathic medicine can be prescribed. Homeopathic remedies are known for their gentle action and lack of adverse effects, making them particularly suitable for children. Additionally, homeopathic treatment tends to be cost-effective compared to some conventional medical interventions, which can be especially beneficial for families seeking affordable healthcare solutions.


In cases where conventional medicine falls short in addressing conditions like Dentinogenesis imperfecta, homeopathy emerges as a valuable therapeutic option. By considering the child’s complete symptom picture and prescribing a single, well-suited homeopathic remedy, significant improvements can be achieved. Not only does homeopathy offer a safe and effective solution, but it also brings hope and joy by restoring the child’s oral health and confidence, ultimately bringing a beautiful smile to their face.

The transformation

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 I am really thankful to my Sir Dr Mukesh Batra & Dr Akshay Batra for giving me this wonderful platform to work on , my teacher Dr Bindu Sharma for her guidance  and my colleague Dr Tanvi Lokhande without whom this research work would not be possible 


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Dr. Sourangshu Banerjee

Dr. Sourangshu Banerjee - BHMS , MD ( HOMOEOPATHY ) Psychiatry