Pyorrhea is characterized by the promotion of pockets of purulent material round the teeth and loosening of the affected teeth. Pyorrhea is the result of too little roughage in the diet and inadequate care of the teeth. Food tends to stagnate between the teeth leading to the excessive formation of tartar. There is a foul taste and also a foul odor in the mouth. A characteristic feature in the later stages is the tendency for the gum to bleed easily.
Below are the herbs that are found effective in the treatment of pyorrhea:
Holy Basil - It is a valuable herbal remedy for maintaining dental health, counteracting bad breath and for massaging the gums. It is also useful in pyorrhea and other teeth disorders. more...
Pepper - It is useful in pyorrhea or pus in the gums. Finely powdered pepper and salt mixture when massaged over the gums relieves inflammation. more...
Below are the natural remedies that are found useful in the treatment of pyorrhea:
- Eat food rich in calcium such as flour, milk, unpolished rice, banana, oranges, groundnut, coconut, green peas, almonds, figs, dates, cabbage, tomatoes, gourds, carrots, cucumber and spinach.
- Food containing Vitamin C like lime and oranges, pineapple, grapes and guava, tomatoes, cabbage, onion, garlic, should be taken by those suffering from swollen or bleeding gums.
- Brush your teeth with a twig of the neem or acacia tree in the morning and before you go to sleep.