How to Treat Periodontitis Naturally

Periodontitis is the inflammation or infection of the gums. At first, it affects only the gums, but later it starts spreading to the ligaments and even the bones that support the teeth. If left untreated, the disease will weaken the support and the teeth will eventually come off.

periodontitis treatments

Tartar and plaques, which are full of bacteria, continually form at the base of the teeth. If they are not removed, they will gradually corrode the soft tissue of the gums. A pocket will be formed between the gums and the teeth, and the tartar and plaque will get trapped in there, gradually destroying the bone that supports the teeth.

The main symptoms of Periodontitis are bad breath, bleeding gums, painful and swollen gums, tooth abscess and loose teeth.

Natural remedies for periodontitis

  • Neem

Neem has potent antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties which can destroy many types of microbes and germs and promote quick healing. Brush your teeth each day with a neem twig. Its anti-inflammatory properties will reduce pain and swelling and start the healing process. Simply take a tender neem twig, flatten its end and move it over your teeth and gums as if you would brush them. Do this twice each day.

  • Aloe Vera

This plant is used to cure many ailments and diseases. Its antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties destroy infection and kill bacteria. Take a freshly cut leaf of aloe vera, cut its edges, slit the leaf into two and start rubbing the gel side over the teeth and gums. Massage for five minutes, then use warm water to rinse. Repeat this procedure up to three times per day.

  • Turmeric

The pain will go away and the bleeding will stop thanks to turmeric’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric will strengthen the gums and eliminate the infection. Take equal amounts of dried neem leaves powder and turmeric powder, mix them and gently massage your teeth and gums for several minutes, three times each day. Rinse with water.

  •  Alum

Alum can prevent the formation of plaque and tartar, kill the bacterial infection and keep the gums free from diseases. Mix a quarter of a teaspoon of salt with a teaspoon of alum powder and add a few drops of mustard oil. Massage your teeth with this paste for five minutes, then rinse with warm water. Repeat after every meal.

  • Floss

It is very important to floss after every meal to prevent gum disease and to keep your gums and teeth healthy. Flossing removes all the food particles that are stuck between your teeth and also prevents the infestation of bacteria and the accumulation of plaque at the base of the teeth.

The main aim of these treatments is to clean out bacteria from the pockets formed around the teeth and to prevent further destruction of the bones and tissues. It is very important for you to understand that periodontitis is a chronic disease, which means that oral hygiene and regular visits to the dental hygienist or dentist must be maintained for life.

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