It is a universal fact that a good dental hygiene ensures healthy teeth and healthy gums, and when there is laxity in maintaining good oral hygiene, infection of gums is bound to happen. Laxity in oral hygiene occurs when an individual does not brush the teeth and floss the mouth regularly and properly. This results in the plaques to form and harden which then causes infection in the gums.
Inflammation of the gums causes bleeding that again causes severe pain and discomfort in the gums. As a result of this the person is highly uncomfortable and is unable to eat food. It also brings about sensitivity in the teeth. One can get rid of all these problems by turning to herbal remedies for gum pain. Some of the most popular herbs to treat the pain in the gums are as follows.
Herbal Remedies For Gum Pain
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree leaves are crushed to extract oil which is then mixed with pepper, peppermint and cloves to form a paste, which when applied to the paining gums eradicates the pain and provides immense relief.
It is highly recommended that it should be applied directly in concentrated form for at least thrice a day. Tea tree oil can also be used in medicating the floss with which the teeth is flossed, by soaking the floss in this herbal oil’s diluted form.
This aromatic herb is called Ding Xiang in Chinese language. It is also known as Syzygium Aromaticum , and is highly beneficial in arresting the pain in both gums and teeth. It can be used to combat the pain in several ways. Some of them being, using it as it is and compressing the affected gum with a clove for a couple of minutes.
It can be boiled in water and the solution formed can be used as a mouthwash to heal the inflamed gums. The mouthwash can be stored and used at interval.
It’s essential oil is also rubbed directly on to the affected area to provide immediate relief as well. The concentrated form is extremely strong and analgesic in nature and should be stopped immediately if it causes allergy.
Aloe, also called Aloe Vera, is of North Africa origin. The flesh of the stem is a gel (that is slimy in nature), full of polysaccharides, salicylic acid and amino acids as well.
This makes it not just antibacterial and inflammatory. It also stimulates and increases the immunity. Herbalists prescribe it to use it for healing wounds and the inflamed areas.
The direct application of this gel to the affected gums helps in eliminating the pain by providing soothing sensations. Aloe is not to be taken internally if one has any type of auto immune problems. It is a laxative hence should avoid taking it internally.
Goldenseal, or Hydrastis canadensis, is an also a well-known herb with white flowers .It has red berries that are inedible. Its root and rhizome have the potential to treat the infection of the gums and even prevents bleeding of the gums. Berberine and hydrastine are the ingredients in golden seal that are used by the herbalists to cure gum infection
This herb is extracted from marigolds and is an extremely ancient remedy for treating any type of gum ailments such as gum pain, inflammation of the gums, receding gums and so on.
The calendula mouthwash soothes the ailing gum and provides healing to the soft tissues.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.