The problem of periodontal disease is also referred to as “Gingivitis’’. It is an infection which can destroy the tissue that supports gums, teeth or periodontal ligament. Improper dental hygiene, uncontrolled diabetes, ill fitted mouth appliances or tartar formation in the mouth may result in the problem.
Symptoms of this disease include swollen or red gums, mouth sores, pain or inflammation in the gums, bleeding from the gums and so on. The problem of periodontal disease can be treated with the use of various natural cures.
Natural Cures for Periodontal Disease
Vitamin C can improve gum health. It has antioxidant properties. It can prevent the growth of the problem and repair the affected tissues.
Chewing food items rich in vitamin C can reduce gum bleeding resulting from the problem. Strawberry, orange, broccoli, sprouts, papaya and kiwi are some food items rich in vitamin C.
Eucalyptus oil has germ-fighting properties. It can reduce the tartar formation which may lead to the problem. A mouthwash can be prepared by diluting eucalyptus oil in water and used for rinsing the mouth multiple times in a day. Direct application of eucalyptus oil on the affected area with the help of a cotton ball 2 to 3 times in a day can also provide the desired results.
Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory properties. It can improve the immune system to help fight against the problem.
Various symptoms associated with the problem can be cured with the consumption of food items rich in vitamin D. Fish, beef, cereals, milk, egg and cheese are vitamin D rich food items.
Aloe vera gel can be rubbed on the affected gums or teeth on a frequent basis to deal with the problem. Rinsing mouth with a natural solution created with the use of aloe vera gel and water can provide relief from the inflammation and mouth sores. Intake of aloe vera juice on a regular basis can help in protecting the gums.
Chewing raw neem leaves can improve the oral immunity. Neem leaf powder can be applied on the teeth to relieve the pain caused by the problem of periodontal disease.
Brushing with neem twigs 2 to 3 times in a day may also help in the treatment. Neem oil can be rubbed on the affected area to reduce the bacterial growth in the mouth. Neem oil can be used to prepare a mouthwash for decreasing the plaque formation.
The periodontal disease can be prevented with the use of green tea. Green tea can kill the bacteria which may lead to the problem. The mouth can be rinsed with the use of black tea multiple times in a day to reduce the plaque formation and protect the gums.
Peppermint and Clove
Peppermint and clove have natural antibiotic properties which can relieve the symptoms associated with the problem. A combination of peppermint and clove oil can be directly applied on the teeth. A mouthwash prepared with the use of peppermint and clove oil is also effective for rinsing the mouth on a frequent basis.