[toc]Gum pain is basically the pain affecting the gums and it’s associated with periodontal and gum disease in the oral cavity. Gum pain is caused due to inflammation of the gums and due to bacterial infections. A person suffering from Gum pain usually also experiences blood while brushing his/her teeth, painful and tender gums, bad breath from the mouth, red gums, swelling etc.
The bacterial infection causes the build up of plaque on the teeth, which if left untreated can affect the gums and cause gingivitis or periodontitis. People suffering from hormonal balance, diabetes, chain smokers, pregnant women etc., are more prone to pain associated with gum diseases. Proper and regular cleaning of the teeth and gums is recommended to avoid Gum pain and diseases in the long run. Below mentioned are some useful herbs for Gum pain.
Important Herbs For Gum Pain
Calendula is a much trusted and time-tested herbal remedy for pain associated with various Gum diseases and infections. Calendula helps in reducing the inflammation of the gums caused by the infection causing agents which infiltrate the gum tissues. It is also very effective in fighting against the bacterial and viral infections of the gums.
Calendula helps in minimizing gum and teeth pain, by providing a cooling and soothing effect to the inflamed gum tissues. Calendula helps in boosting the overall immunity of the body, including gums. Calendula can be consumed in form of infusions, tincture or herbal tea. It can also be applied to the gum area in form of poultice to prevent gum pain.
White Willow is another very effective herbal remedy to minimizing gum pain by fighting against diseases of the gum. White willow helps in reducing the inflammation of the gums and provides a cooling and soothing effect. Salicin is the main component of White Willow which is very effective in reducing pain associated with gum disease.
White willow bark is rich in medicinal properties. An herbal tea or decoction made using the bark is especially very useful in reducing pain and inflammation associated with various diseases of the Gums. It can also be used as a gargle to prevent Gum pain.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil is yet another very beneficial herbal remedy for Gum pain. Tea tree helps in fighting against the various fungal, viral and bacterial infections affecting the gums, thereby protecting them from infection. It is also very effective in reducing severe and throbbing pain associated with gum disease. The oil of Tea tree is very useful in overcoming the problem of receding gums and teeth sensitivity. Tea tree oil can be rubbed directly on the gum area to get instant results. However, care should be taken to avoid ingesting Tea tree oil as it is extremely toxic in nature.
Myrrh has been used since centuries to fight against various Gum diseases and reduce pain. Myrrh is very effective in fighting against the viral and fungal infections responsible for Gum pain. It is a naturally found antiseptic and provides a cooling and soothing effect to the inflamed gum area.
Myrrh is especially very beneficial in providing relief against the Gum pain caused by diseases like pyorrhea, gingivitis, ulcers of the mouth etc. Myrrh infusion when used in form of gargle, is very effective in treating spongy gums. It can also be used in form of skin and mouth wash.
Neem has been used since ancient times to treat pain of the Gums. It is especially very effective in fighting against the infections responsible for causing gingivitis. Neem is also very beneficial in inhibiting the deposit of plaque on the teeth, thus preventing the associated pain of the gums.
Neem has been shown to reverse many diseases of the gums and the oral cavity. Neem also provides a soothing and cooling effect to the inflamed gum tissues. Neem can be used for fighting Gum pain in form of tooth paste, Neem powder, essential oil etc.
Sage has been a very popular and much sought after herbal remedy for reducing pain associated various Gum diseases like gingivitis and sore gums. Sage is renowned for its property to fight against various bacterial and fungal infections of the gums.
It provides a cooling and soothing effect to the inflamed gum tissues and help in reducing the throbbing pain associated with it. Sage herbal tea or infusion can be used for gargling, to provide immediate relief from Gum pain.
Chamomile is a very useful herbal remedy for treating and preventing Gum pain. Chamomile helps in reducing the inflammation of the gums caused due to various infections. It also helps in fighting against the bacterial and viral infections of the oral cavity and provides relief against pain.
Chamomile stimulates the process of healing of the gum inflammation and helps in sedating the person suffering from Gum pain. Chamomile herbal tea can be both consumed and used as a gargle for Gum pain. It can also be applied in form of hot poultice to reduce the swelling and pain associated with Gum diseases.
Clove is yet another very powerful herbal remedy which has been used since ancient times to prevent and cure Gum pain. Clove helps in preventing the infection of gums by inhibiting bacterial growth in the oral cavity. Clove is a naturally found antiseptic and also helps in providing relief from severe throbbing pain associated with tooth and gum diseases.
The oil of cloves is especially effective in reducing pain associated with dental and gum problems. It can be massaged directly on the gum area to reduce pain. Alternatively, clove can also be chewed to help relieve pain of the oral cavity.
Cranberry has been used traditionally for curing and preventing Gum pain. The juice of Cranberry prevents the bacteria from sticking to the gums, thereby reducing the incidences of Gum diseases and the pain associated with it. It is also very effective in preventing other infections of the oral cavity.
Cranberry can be consumed in form of juice or chewed to prevent Gum pain. It is also available in form of capsules, herbal tea and powder.
Spilanthes has been used traditionally to cure pains and aches associated with Gum diseases. Spilanthes is also very effective in fighting against the viral infections of the gums and helps in reducing the inflammation associated with gum pain. It is especially very effective in numbing the gums and tooth ache. Due to these properties of Spilanthes it is also known as the toothache plant.
The flower buds and leaves of Spilanthes are rich in medicinal properties and can be chewed to reduce gum and tooth pain. It can also be consumed in form of herbal tea or used for gargling to prevent Gum pain.