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Treatment of gum inflammation at home? It is possible!

Gum inflammation is one of the most occured dental problems. If neglected, gum inflammation is dangerous because it can eventually lead to tooth loss. We’ve gathered some home practices for prevention or treat sudden symptoms until the next dental examination.

Gum inflammation is one of the most occured dental problems.
Gum inflammation is one of the most occured dental problems.

What causes gum inflammation?

The problem is most often caused by sticky plaque that settles on the gum tissue, making it an ideal place for bacteria to settle. They irritate the gums and cause painful inflammation.

Gum inflammation can also be caused by:

  • miss of vitamin,
  • allergy,
  • pregnancy,
  • improperly placed dentures or braces.

Symptoms of gum inflammation

Patients experience red, tender, swollen gums, bad breath, or bleeding gums.

Prevention of gum inflammation

The most effective way of prevention is a thorough and proper technique of brushing and regular tartar removal. The essence of proper technique is to perform circular and sweeping movements with the toothbrush, moving from the gums toward the teeth. Besides brushing your teeth, use dental floss or an interdental brush to get rid of bacterial colonies on your teeth. Since tartar is also ideal for bacteria, it is considered a hotbed of infection.

Home practices for gum inflammation

Salt-water rinsing: Salt has a strong disinfecting effect, and a salt-water rinsing also reduces the swelling, as it is able to extract the liquid in it. Preparation: Mix a spoon of common salt with a glass of lukewarm water and rinse the mouth thoroughly.

Tea made from sage: The herb has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. To date, it is the raw material for many dental medicines.

Aloe vera brush: A regenerating herb with antibacterial and antiviral effects, therefore it is also suitable for the treatment of gum inflammation when used as a brush.

Turmeric paste: Add a little water to a spoon of ground turmeric to form a spreadable paste. Apply this to the inflamed area and rinse off after a few minutes. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, prevents the spread of inflammation through its anti-inflammatory properties.

Black tea: The tannins found in black tea have an anti-inflammatory effect. The used, previously cooled tea filter is placed on the inflamed area and removed after a quarter of an hour.

Black tea
Black tea

These therapies can help you get rid of the discomfort caused by gum inflammation effectively and naturally. However, it is important that if the symptoms do not improve after a week, we should see our dentist as soon as possible.

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