[toc]It is something when your teeth are affected, but it is vastly different when the tooth problem engulfs the entire supporting structure of your teeth. Your teeth are supported primarily by the gum which is generally the easiest prey to all kinds of periodontal diseases. But periodontal disease can get deeper and afflict the alveolar bone, periodontal ligament and the cementum. It can be more serious in nature than a plain tooth ache and much more complicated. You can have swollen and red gums, bad breath, receding gums and loosened teeth. If not intervened early periodontal disease can lead to loss of tooth.
So you need early intervention by physicians who are adept in taking care of periodontal diseases. These physicians are different from dentists who treat only dental problems. But for treating and for inhibiting aggravation of any dental or periodontal problem you need to maintain good oral hygiene. For this you should brush your teeth twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluorides. You should also floss your teeth and tongue regularly. However, if that is not enough you need to go for remedies. For that you may not need to pop costly pills. There are some remedies that can be adopted at home. These home remedies are quite useful in treating periodontal diseases. Let us look at some of these.
Home Remedies For Periodontal Diseases
Periodontal disease is often precipitated by dental plaques. If dental plaques are allowed to stay for long it may give rise to periodontal diseases. So do way with dental plaques with some scrubbing and alkaline material. This can be very well done with baking soda. Baking soda is alkaline in nature and has a light scrubbing activity. Dip the bristles of your toothbrush in baking soda and brush your teeth with it thoroughly. Do this twice a day and remember to rinse your mouth thoroughly afterwards. You will see some improvement within a few days.
The household vinegar that is found in almost any kitchen cabinet is friendly for your teeth and an enemy of the bacteria inhabiting the tooth cavities and gum. It also helps you to whiten the teeth by removing the plaques. You may be suffering from inflammation of the gum or gingivitis which almost in all cases precedes periodontal diseases. This is caused by accumulation of bacteria. These bacteria can be killed by vinegar.
The acidic nature of vinegar will make the environment inside the teeth inhabitable for the bacteria. This will bring down gingivitis and along with other symptoms of periodontal diseases. So rinse your mouth thoroughly with a solution of vinegar twice every day and be free from periodontal diseases.
Salt is abrasive in nature, and it also has an antiseptic and analgesic action. This can be very well used to treat dental plaques. The abrasive nature will help in removing some plaques if you brush your teeth with some salt. For this take some salt in fingertip and brush with this. With regular use the plaques will be scrubbed out. Salt will also help in neutralizing the microorganisms to some extent and reduce the pain and swelling. So brush at least twice daily with salt.
Peppermint oil has been used since ancient times to treat infections. It is also a natural whitener for your teeth. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial in nature. Properties of peppermint oil have been studied, and it has been seen that it acts as an analgesic too. If used regularly it can fight bad breath, remove dental plaques, fight bacteria responsible for infection and reduce pain and inflammation. So every morning and at night before going to bed dip your toothbrush in some peppermint oil and brush your teeth thoroughly. You will see positive results within a few days.
Lemon is rich in vitamin C which makes it a potent antibacterial and antiviral natural substance. It is also anti-inflammatory in nature and can douse inflammations drastically. Moreover, it can save you from bad breath if you take lemon regularly. By boosting your immune system if also helps a lot to fight infections. So a dose of lemon juice regularly can work wonders for your periodontal disease. Brush with lemon juice and baking soda combination every day and get relief from the symptoms of periodontal diseases.
It is easy to rinse your mouth with some antibacterial mouthwash if you find all the above a bit of hard work. Listerine is a good antibacterial mouthwash that most people have at home. With regular use this can bring down infection, inflammation as well as dental plaques and cure gum reddening and swelling. So rinse your mouth with Listerine every day.