Pyorrhea is a common dental condition, second only to tooth decay. In adults it’s a common cause of losing tooth.
Introduction & Causes
Pyorrhea, also known as periodontitis, is inflammation and infection of the gums surrounding the tooth. It’s usually a result of poor hygiene when food is stuck between the teeth leading to bacterial growth. The infection causes irritation and pus in the gum and root. If not treated properly I may result in tooth loss.
Other causes of pyorrhea are indecorous brushing, tooth and gums injury, inadequate nutrition, incorrect use of toothpicks.
- Bleeding gums
- Pus from the gums at the tooth margins
- Inflammation and swelling of the gums
- Tooth loosening from their roots
- Infections in gut
Pyorrhea home remedies
1. Peel of citrus fruits
You can take peel of any citrus fruit like lemon or orange. Rub them on the gums twice daily for several minutes. This should provide relief from bleeding.
Guava leaves have anti-inflammatory and mild anti-microbial properties. Chewing on guava leaves can contain pyorrhea and reduce bleeding from the gums. Also, being good source of Vitamin C, it improves gum & tooth health. Unripe guava is equally good.
Banana is a wonderful fruit with lot of health benefits. Being a rich mineral source it keeps the gums healthy, reduces bleeding and also has some effect on pain.
4. Black pepper & salt
Take the black pepper powder and add salt to it. Use the mixture to massage your gums. You can repeat the process several times a day.
5. Spinach juice with carrots juice
Mix carrot juice and spinach juice in equal quantities, and drink for relief from pyorrhea.
Crush some pomegranate rind, mix common salt and black pepper in it. Apply the paste on the gums and tooth. Let the paste remain for 4-5 minutes, afterwards wash with water. This should take care of any tartar or plaque and keep tooth hygiene good.
Onion is known for its antimicrobial properties. Chew some onion pieces to rid your oral cavity from the pathogens. Lesser pathogens mean lesser instances of pyorrhea.
8. Mustard oil
Apply a mixture of mustard oil and salt. Rub them on the gums and wash after 4-5 minutes.
Similar to guava, unripe papaya is fairly rich in Vitamin C too. It keeps the gums healthy and decreases the instances of gum bleeding.
Babool bark can be chewed for relief from pyorrhea. Alternately, mix babool wood charcoal in roasted alum and rock salt to make a paste and apply on gums and tooth.
Boil cinnamon bark in water, strain properly so that its juice is released in the water. Cool it down. Use the water in gargling to keep your gums and tooth healthy.
12. Clarified butter & camphor
Clarified butter is also known as ghee in India. Add a little camphor in a teaspoon of ghee. Rub the paste on the gums twice a day for best results.
Marjoram oil has many benefits including antispasmodic, analgesic, and antibacterial properties. Apply the Marjoram oil twice a day for relief from pyorrhea.
Munch on some lettuce leaves before you take your meals.
15. Basil Leaves
Basil is also known as Tulsi in India. You can either munch on fresh leaves or mix dried powdered leaves in mustard oil and apply on gums and tooth.
Caution: Pyorrhea is an infectious disease that can have severe complication including sepsis, septic shock, and cerebral stroke hence you should see a doctor for medical treatment. The methods listed here are only to reduce the severity of the symptoms and not the actual treatment.