Pyorrhoea

Pyorrhoea

Pyorrhoea is an issue related to the dental health. The symptom includes discharge of pus from the teeth roots and gums. This discharge gets swallowed along with food and when absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract, it may result into further issues.

Causes

Pyorrhoea is an offshoot of dental diseases such as periodentitis, gingivitis and other chronic dental diseases. The main cause is a bacterial infection in the oral cavity because of poor oral hygiene. Other contributing factors may be indigestion and hyperacidity. When food particles are not flushed out properly from the oral cavity and remain there for long time, they decompose to result into the growth of bacteria. These bacteria eventually cause issues in gums, bones and dental ligaments and thus assist pyorrhoea.

Symptoms

  • Bleeding through gums during brushing
  • Tenderness, swelling of gums
  • Bad breath
  • Periodental abscess

Ayurvedic View

As per Ayurveda, pyorrhoea indicates imbalance in rasa and rakta dhatus which affects digestion. The toxins thus produced accumulate in different areas of the oral cavity which show up during brushing teeth. Ayurvedic treatment for pyorrhoea is an entire process that includes both internal and external medication to restore digestion with herbal supplements and use of tooth powders for external cleansing.

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Maintain regular gaps between meals; choose healthy diet.
  • Avoid late night meals, day sleep and inactive lifestyle.
  • Avoid toxins producing foods.
  • Use suitable tooth brush and pastes to maintain good oral hygiene.
  • Consume fresh fruits including guava, banana and orange.

Home Remedies

  • Use licorice root powder with honey to massage your gums.
  • Rock salt, pomegranate powder and camphor powder can be used for gums massage.
  • Carrot and spinach juice is recommended for relief from symptoms.
  • Triphala and other Ayurvedic herbs prevent infections in oral cavity.
  • Ayurvedic tooth powders are recommended.
  • To control bacterial growth in oral cavity, apply sesame oil or mustard oil on gums and teeth.