Ayurvedic treatment for Periodontitis- Pyorrhoea- Gum disease

Periodontitis- Pyorrhoea- Gum disease

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Periodontitis- Pyorrhoea- Gum disease


The existence of periodontal diseases has been recognized by traditional Ayurvedic medicine, including classical Ayurvedic texts such as Charaka Samhita (1500 BC) and Ashtanga Hridaya. Ayurveda recognizes the presence of Upakusha (peridontitis) and Danta papputaka (swelling, abscess of the teeth and peri-dontal and peri-apical abscesses). Pyorrhoea is caused due to lack of dental hygiene, poor diet and constipation.5

Some ahar (diet) and vihar (lifestyle regime) recommendations for the treatment of periodontitis or pyorrhea include:

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Increase the intake of fibre food, citrus (but sweet) fruits, and green leafy vegetables
  • Gargle with a solution of alum mixed in water
  • Cultivate the habit of rinsing the mouth after every meal
  • Increase the amount of food with abundant quantities of vitamins (especially vitamin C) along with minerals
  • Avoid snacking between meals. Reduce carbohydrates in diet
  • Avoid food and beverages possessing pungent and salty taste

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Maintain a good oral hygiene. Brush regularly using a soft brush and replace it every 3-4 months
  • Massage your gums. This will increase the circulation which will strengthen the gums and prevent them from bleeding
  • Smoking increases the severity of gum diseases. Quit smoking for healthier gums and teeth.
  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly after eating / drinking
  • Using twigs of neem or banyan tree to brush teeth

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