Gingivitis or gum inflammation is considered to be the most common gum disease lately. The more severe phase of gum disease is called periodontal disease. Inflammation affects the ligament that holds the teeth while keeping the teeth located in the jawbone. This is the earliest stage in gum infection. This type of condition can cause tooth loss, as it is found in most cases and also affect the jawbone if left to progress.
Symptoms of gingivitis
The tartar collection irritates the gums and causes them to shrink. This creates a gap between the teeth and between the gums where the bacteria enter and develop. This inflammation leads to severe gum inflammation. The bacteria caused the destruction of the tissues surrounding the gums and gum disease began. Common symptoms of gingivitis are gum swelling. The pain can bemild pain, bad breath and loosening of the teeth It is possible bleeding gums and greasy mucus covering them in cases of periodontitis.
Factors that help to develop gingivitis
Pregnancy, menopause, puberty and users of oral or injectable contraceptives are conditions in which the development of bacteria around the gums may be facilitated due to fluctuations in hormone levels. Smokers are also vulnerable to the onset of gum infections.
Some other diseases such as allergies, scurvy, leukemia, AIDS also have the potential to cause this gum disease. Also, some medicines can cause gum problems. Such medicines are those for blocking the blood ducts and for controlling blood pressure during organ transplantation.
Ayurveda and dental problems
Ayurveda considers the mouth to be the seat of coffee dosha. Raising the coffee gives rise to several dental disorders. The disease is considered to be a condition of a violation of the dosha in the body, namely Vata,Pitaand Kafa. Ayurveda is both healing and preventative focusing on natural therapies and a personalized treatment approach.
Ayurvedic treatment for dental problems
Ayurvedic treatment focuses mainly on prevention. For gum bleeding, Ayurvedic takes a glass of water with fresh lemon juice to stop bleeding. Amla powder mixed with a glass of water is also effective in controlling the bleeding of the gums. Vitamin C plays a vital role in limiting tooth loosening. It is also useful for treating other dental disorders.
Mint, vegetable oil and menthol are good for treating gingivitis. The decoction prepared by Triphala is highly effective in treating gum disease, and in particular gingivitis. Gargle with water to which Triphala powder has been added is useful for controlling gum disease.
Gargling with warm water with a pinch of salttwice a day is helpful. They also prevent the spread of the infection, if any, by reducing the swelling and inflammation of the gum. Herbal mouthwash is another way to prevent infections in the oral cavity. Using carnation oil to rub the gums or chewing cloves is helpful in checking for gum disease.
Home remedies that treat gums
You can try the following home remedies for gum repair and for minimizing infection:
- Dip a cotton swab in carnation oil and gently rub the gums with it for a few minutes, then rinse your mouth with lukewarm water.
- Butter is the best known tooth and gum support. Put 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in your mouth. Turn it about 20 minutes. Rinse your mouth with slightly warm water.
- Add some water to ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder to make a paste. Brush your teeth with it several times a week.
- Alternatively, prepare a paste with 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and ½ teaspoon salt and mustard oil. Massage it on the gums and teeth once a day.
- Chew several well-washed delicate guava leaves. Then spit them out.
Prevention of dental problems
The most important aspect of prevention of gum disease is oral hygiene. Tooth brushing with herbal toothpaste twice daily is a good way to prevent gum disease. Maintain good overall health by eating nutritious and balanced food. Avoid smoking Smokers are twice as vulnerable to gum disease as non-smokers.
Tooth cavities are small openingsthat appear on the surface of the teeth due to bacterial infection, repeated ingestion of sugary foods, excessive consumption of sugary drinks, improper washing, and poor dental hygiene. If the cavities are not treated in a timely manner, it extends deeper and can damage the entire teeth.
Treatment of gingivitis with Ayurveda medicine
Dietary Recommendations (Aahar)
- Avoid foods that have a pungent and salty taste as they provoke Pita dosha
- Avoid dry, solid and spicy foods
- Avoid coffee and cigarettes as they are the main cause of coloring
- Avoidsugary and carbonated beveragesas their acidic properties can ruin enamel
- Avoid mustard seeds and oil
Changes in your lifestyle (Vihar)
• Maintaining good hygiene throughout the oral cavity, such as brushing at least twice a day, wiping out low and regular dental checkups, can help prevent gingivitis.
• Ayurveda recommends procedures such as gandusha, kavala, dantadhavana and jivha nilekhana (cleansing of the tongue) to maintain oral hygiene and strengthen the teeth.
• Use a soft toothbrush and remember to change it at least every three to four months. Ayurvedic herbal brushes derived from herbs like Neem, Asana, Kadira and Pilu have healing properties.
• Cultivate the habit of rinsing food from your mouth every time you eat
• Thread at least once a day
• Washing with charcoal dust can help
• Massaging the gums and teeth with Triphala masi twice or thrice a day may be helpful
• Gargle with a cool decoction of Triphala and neem can help
• Use of oil is a procedure involving the disposal of medicinal oil into the oral cavity, as well as systemic health benefits. Massage with oil can also be used in cases where brushing is contraindicated due to the presence of a mouth ulcer, high fever, poor digestion.