Natural Management of Periodontal (Gum) Disease
Periodontal (gum) disease is a common, yet serious, gum infection that affects the soft tissue and the bone that support the tooth. The disease, in more specific medical terminology, is called ‘Periodontitis,’ which means ‘inflammation around the tooth.’ The main cause of the disease is poor dental hygiene. The disease requires proper treatment because it can potentially damage the gums and destroy the jawbone. Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some beneficial herbal products for managing Periodontal (gum) disease in a safe and natural manner.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Overview
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the connective tissue and the alveolar bone which surrounds and supports the teeth, holding them in place.
The disease is caused by a sticky layer of bacteria – or ‘plaque’ – which constantly forms on the teeth due to improper brushing or flossing habits. In people affected by the gum disease, the inner layer of the gum and bone pull away from the teeth and form small spaces (pockets) which accumulate food fragments and become infected. The plaque build-up spreads below the gum line and leads to inflammation, as the immune system of the body fights the bacteria. Over a period of time, the build-up of plaque on the teeth due to gum disease leads to the loosening of teeth. As the disease progresses, it can cause bleeding gums, chewing problems, and tooth loss.
The bacteria which cause Periodontal (gum) disease can affect other parts of the body also because it can enter the bloodstream through the gum tissue. Some of the other health conditions that are associated with gum disease include Rheumatoid Arthritis, respiratory disease, coronary artery disease, and problems related to blood-sugar control in diabetic patients.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Causes
The most typical cause of Periodontal (gum) disease is the formation of plaque because of poor oral health habits. In addition, some of the other commonly-known causes of the disease are:
- Genetic factors (family history of gum disease)
- Use of alcohol or tobacco
- Hormonal imbalances (linked to menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, etc.) in women
- Certain diseases – like Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn’s disease – which reduce immunity
- Illnesses (like cancer and HIV) which affect the immune system
- Medications which reduce the saliva flow in the mouth
- Poor nutrition, including Vitamin C deficiency.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Symptoms
The main symptoms of Periodontal (gum) disease are:
- Redness of gums
- Puffy or swollen gums
- Tender or bleeding gums
- Formation of pus between the gums and teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- Pain during the chewing of food
- Loosening of teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Receding gums (or teeth that appear longer than before)
- Formation of new spaces between the teeth
- Tooth loss.
Periodontal (Gum) Disease: Treatment
The treatment of Periodontal (gum) disease is aimed at managing the gum infection that can cause potential tooth decay. The different types of treatment for the disease include good oral hygiene practices, behavioral changes (like quitting smoking and alcohol), professional dental cleanings to remove plaque build-up from the teeth, and the use of antibiotics in the form of tablets, capsules, mouthwash, or gel. In some cases, a surgical procedure called ‘flap surgery’ may be required to remove the deposits under the gums.
Periodontal (gum) disease can also be managed naturally and safely with the help of Ayurvedic products prepared from herbs and natural ingredients known for the properties to promote healthy gums and teeth. Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal products for natural management of the disease:
1. Gum Care Powder
The preparation of Gum Care powder involves a combination of some potent herbal and natural ingredients, including Sonth (Zingiber officianale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus), Marich (Piper nigrum), Khadir (Acacia catechu), Karpur (Cinnamomum camphora), Poog (Areca catechu), Lavang (Syzygium aromaticum), Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanica), and Safatika (Alum).
The use of this powder is beneficial for managing Periodontal (gum) disease because the natural ingredients have the combined ability to maintain healthy gums, maintain oral hygiene, relieve various tooth and gum problems, treat oral infections, prevent tooth decay, support a healthy oral mucosa, maintain a healthy environment in the mouth, support oral tissues, and relieve inflammation in the mucous membrane of the mouth.
Usage: Gently massage the teeth and gums with 3-6 gm of Gum Care powder, twice daily.
2. Septrin tablets
These tablets are an amazing Ayurvedic product which has multiple health benefits, and is specifically effective in treating various types of infections. These tablets can be safely used by adults as well as children. The herbs which are combined for preparing these tablets include Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Marich (Piper Nigrum).
People suffering from Periodontal (gum) disease can benefit from the use of these tablets because the herbal ingredients work synergistically to prevent infections, reduce pain and inflammation, strengthen the teeth and gums, boost the immune system, and balance the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas of the body.
Dosage: 2 tablets, twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Coral Calcium capsules
These capsules are prepared from a blend of useful natural ingredients which can support healthy formation of bones, gums and teeth. The ingredients include Praval Pishti (Coral calcium), Akik Pishti (Agate calcium), Mukta Pishti (Pearl calcium), Jahar Mohra Pishti (Ayurvedic calcium compound), Kamkdudha Ras (Ayurvedic calcium compound), and Giloy satva (extract of Tinopsora cordifolia herb).
The use of these capsules can benefit people affected by Periodontal (gum) disease because the natural ingredients have proven properties to maintain healthy calcium levels in the body, increase calcium absorption by the body, promote bone
strength, manage bone-related disorders, eliminate toxins from the body, maintain healthy nerves and muscles, maintain a healthy heart, support the immune system, and promote overall health.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules, twice daily after meals with plain water
4. Turmix Mouth Rinse
Turmix Mouth Rinse is a very effective herbal remedy for people suffering from oral problems because it is prepared from natural ingredients that are known for their antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-plaque, anti-microbial, and analgesic properties. The ingredients include Curcumin, Thymol, Eucalyptol, Clove oil, Mentha oil, and Tea tree oil.
The symptoms of Periodontal (gum) disease can be managed with the use of this mouth rinse because of the ability of its ingredients to manage gum problems like Periodontitis and Gingivitis, reduce tooth decay caused by gum/tooth problems, alleviate gingival inflammation, prevent plaque and tartar formation, manage oral mucositis, support oral hygiene, giving long-lasting fresh breath, and prevent oral and fungal infections.
Usage: Rinse the mouth with 10 ml of Turmix Mouth Rinse twice a day (2 bottles prescribed).
Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for Natural Management of Periodontal (Gum) Disease are prepared from 100% pure and standardized herbs and other natural ingredients. The products are completely safe to use because they do not contain any chemicals, artificial colors, preservatives, additives, fillers, or binders. However, it is recommended that people suffering from periodontal (gum) disease should use the herbal products in consultation with an Ayurveda expert.
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