What is Periodontal Disease ?
Periodontal disease, often referred to as gum disease, is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It begins with the accumulation of bacterial plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, mucus, and food particles, on the teeth and gums. If not removed through regular oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing, this plaque can harden into a substance called tartar or calculus. As tartar builds up, it creates a breeding ground for more harmful bacteria, leading to an immune response from the body. This response triggers inflammation, causing the gums to become red, swollen, and prone to bleeding.
Over time, if left untreated, periodontal disease can progress and lead to more severe issues. It can damage the periodontal ligaments that hold teeth in place, as well as the underlying bone structure. This can result in teeth becoming loose, shifting, or even falling out. Additionally, advanced stages of periodontal disease may cause significant pain and discomfort for individuals.
There are various stages of periodontal disease, ranging from gingivitis (the initial, reversible form) to more severe forms of periodontitis. The latter can cause irreversible damage to the gums, bone, and other supporting structures around the teeth. Risk factors for periodontal disease include poor oral hygiene, smoking, genetics, hormonal changes, certain medications, and systemic diseases like diabetes. Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and early intervention are crucial in preventing and managing periodontal disease. If left untreated, it can lead to serious complications and have a significant impact on one’s overall oral health and well-being.
Causes and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
Periodontal starts due to not taking proper care of teeth, eating something or the other in an irregular way and due to improper digestion of food. Due to liver failure, acidity increases in the blood. Teeth get affected by pyorrhea due to contaminated acidic blood. Consumption of meat and other heavy food items, excessive intake of betel, gutka, tobacco etc., practice of breathing through mouth instead of nose, not eating food properly, indigestion, constipation etc.
Causes to Periodontal Disease
- Eating the wrong way
- Not taking proper care of teeth
- Tobacco use
- Not brushing for several days
- Food particles stuck between teeth
- Incorrect use of toothpicks in teeth
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
- Swelling in gums
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
- Pain in teeth and gums
- Pus discharge with blood
Prevention Tips for Gum Disease
- Rinse with salt in lukewarm water.
- You can also rinse by adding alum in water.
- You can also use mouthwash.
- Floss at least once a day.
- If you smoke then quit it.
- Make sure to clean your teeth before sleeping at night.
- Use fluoride toothpaste.
- Avoid toothpicks, safety pins or any other sharp object to remove food particles.
- Eat a diet rich in fiber daily to remove plaque.
12 Successful Ayurvedic Remedies for Periodontal Disease
Adopt these home remedies, they will remove the problem of Periodontal :
1) Teeth should be cleaned regularly every day. After eating, clean the teeth with a good brush with the middle finger. After chewing neem or acacia tooth a lot, make a brush with it and clean the teeth.
2) Mixing salt in mustard oil, rub the teeth with fingers in such a way that the gums are well massaged.
3) At the time of defecation or sighing, sit down with your teeth well clenched. By doing this, the teeth always remain healthy.
4) At bedtime, take 10 grams Triphala powder with water and twice a day, take avipatikar powder.
5) Gargle several times a day with a decoction of the bark of jamun.
6) Apply neemka oil on the gums with a finger, leave it for a few minutes, then clean the teeth with water.
7) Roast the alum and grind it. Its paste is beneficial in pyuria. Rinse off with alum water.
8) After the meal, remove the grains of food that are stuck in the teeth with the help of a neem toothpick.
9) Squeeze lemon juice in water in the morning and evening and drink it.
10) Drink the juice of spinach, carrot and wheatgrass regularly. It does the work of self-medication in itself.
11) Make a fine powder of these items in equal quantity. Rub it with your fingers thrice a day and brush it well for a long time. This Manjan is a felt medicine of pyuria.
12) Take light digestible food keeping in mind that there is no indigestion and constipation. Drink warm milk after every meal at bedtime. Take 2 grams powder of dried amla with water in the morning. Do not use chili-spice, tea-coffee.