Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Merc Viv in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Much slime collects in the mouth.
Gums and teeth
Inflamed, with burning, aphthous ulcers; copious, fetid, ropy salivation; scorbutic gums; large blisters in the mouth.
Teeth feel loose, fall out.
Toothache from caries; or when the dentine is inflamed; returns in damp weather or evening air; pains tearing, lacerating, shooting into face and ears; worse from warmth of bed, from cold or warm things; better from rubbing the cheek.
Gums painful touch, swollen, receding from the teeth; edges whitish; bleeding; fetid odor from the mouth; ulcers with dark red edges.
Pulsating toothache worse at night; gum-boil.
Tongue dry, hard, coated black; red and dry; red with dark spots and burning; moist, with intense thirst; moist and covered with mucus; thickly coated, dirty yellow, with foul breath; swollen, flabby, takes imprint of teeth; inflamed, indurated or suppurating, with sticking pains.
Ranula, with ptyalism and sore gums.
Ulceration of the salivary glands.
Ptyalism; saliva fetid or tastes coppery.
Taste bitter; sweetish; saltish; putrid or slimy.
Loss of taste.
Speech quick, stuttering.
Complete loss of speech.≡ more ...