Home remedies to treat bleeding gums/pyorrhea
What is pyorrhea? – Pyorrhoea is also known as periodontitis, a set of inflammatory disease that targets the periodontium, the tissues surrounding the teeth. After tooth decay, it is probably the next common dental disease all throughout the world. Bleeding from the mouth while eating or brushing is an early symptom of pyorrhea.
Some of the common causes of gum bleeding include:
- Plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky, invisible film made up mainly of bacteria that forms on your teeth when sugars and starches in food come in contact with bacteria normally found in your mouth. Plaque needs to be removed daily.
- Brushing with a hard and worn off brush may result in bleeding gums.
- Medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, scurvy etc. can also lead to bleeding in the gums.
- Vitamin C and K deficiencies may stimulate bleeding.
- Mouth ulcers or poorly fitted dentures.
- Hormonal changes during menstruation or pregnancy.
Home remedies for bleeding gums
Home remedies can help to manage your bleeding gums, but definitely not a cure. Some of the remedies are as follows:
- Brush & floss your teeth at least two times a day.
- Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush and make sure to change your brush every three months.
- Include a lot of vitamin C & K in your diet. Foods such as oranges, Amla are loaded with goodness vitamin C.
- Rinse your mouth with warm saline water (a pinch of salt in a glass of warm water) after every meal.
- Every day give a gentle massage to your gums with fingers.
- Swish 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in your mouth for 10-15 minutes once in a day.
- Brush your teeth with a toothpaste having fluoride to fight plague on the gums.
Bleeding gums could be an early sign of gingivitis & shouldn’t be taken lightly. A professional dental assistance would be needed. Do not ignore bleeding gums. Visit your dentist as early as possible to prevent further damage.