Gingivitis from the point of view of Ayurveda
Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness, and swelling (inflammation) of the gingiva, the part of the gum around the base of the teeth.
Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually happens before periodontitis (gum disease). But not all gingivitis leads to periodontitis.
Periodontitis and gingivitis and are major causes of tooth loss in adults.
Plaque is the primary cause of gum disease. Other factors that may contribute to the disease include:
Poor oral hygiene
Bad habits such as smoking
In Ayurveda, the different stages of gingivitis are described in terms of Dantapupputa, Suashira and Sheetad. Most often, gingivitis occurs due to a disorder of Pitta and Kapha doshas.
Treatment methods for gum disease are determined by the Ayurvedic doctor and vary depending on the cause of the disease and other factors.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat gingivitis
Ayurveda educates the patient and shows the way to correct imbalances in the body using home and natural remedies. Ayurvedic treatment uses a holistic, systemic approach, rather than focusing only on the disorder. Ayurveda not only treats gingivitis, but also analyzes the nature of the disorder.
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Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of gingivitis
- Clove oil is one of the best home remedies for bleeding gums
- Gargle with Triphala Kadha for 3 to 4 times a day
- Turmeric is an antibacterial remedy that has wound healing property. Apply turmeric directly to the affected gums
- Chamomile rinses are effective in the treatment of gingivitis
- Salt is a natural disinfectant — according to Ayurveda, rinsing your mouth with salt water can be very helpful in treating gingivitis
Check the Ayurvedic treatment for other dental diseases:
Dental problems, Toothache, Periodontal Disease, Dental Caries or Tooth Decay, Oral Thrush, Halitosis, Stained Teeth, Tooth Sensitivity, Gum problems, Bruxism - Grinding Teeth habit, Tooth Erosion, Mouth Sores, Bleeding gums, Dry mouth syndrome