At the initial stage of the development of periodontitis, there is increased bleeding of the gums, soon to this are added discomfort when chewing, redness and swelling of the gums, hypersensitivity to low or high food temperatures, dental deposits (calculus, plaque).

The teeth are loosened, an unpleasant odor arises from the oral cavity, and taste is disturbed. If you notice at least a few of these symptoms, do not postpone a visit to the dentist, who will determine at what stage of development the disease is.

If acute periodontitis has arisen due to an incorrectly installed dental crown, filling, then the inflammation is eliminated quickly and without consequences.

Chronic periodontitis is difficult to treat, especially with an exacerbation, when bleeding gums, a burning sensation and even abscesses are observed. Moreover, inflammation affects not only the oral cavity, but can also cause pulpitis, osteomyelitis, phlegmon.

Causes of the disease

The reasons for the development of periodontitis lie in inadequate oral hygiene, poor quality dental treatment, lack of vitamins and minerals, weakening of the immune system, and the use of drugs that cause dry mouth.

Atherosclerosis, hypertension, vegetative-vascular dystonia, tartar, physical trauma (shock) and stress can also be the causes of periodontitis.


At home, to relieve inflammation with periodontitis, use the folk remedies listed below. Traditional treatment of periodontitis with medicinal plants is used for local therapy.

Local therapy is rinsing the oral cavity with antiseptic solutions, applying anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial gels. At the initial stage of periodontitis, these procedures can be performed at home in the morning and evening for ten days.

If periodontitis has gone far, you will have to visit a dental clinic, where they will help to eliminate inflammation using electrophoresis or a laser.

It is important to use special toothpastes that the doctor prescribes: it is not recommended to choose them yourself.

For drinking and rinsing with periodontitis, the people use infusions and decoctions of St. John’s wort, sage, calendula, comfrey, lingonberry leaves. Despite the fact that there is no time limit, traditional medicine recommends alternating remedies every two weeks.

Mix lime blossom 1 part, calendula (flowers) 1 part. Pour 1 tablespoon of the collection with boiled water (1 glass) and leave for 15-20 minutes. With periodontitis, rinse your mouth twice a day;

Mix 1 teaspoon of sage with 1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers, pour 1 glass of boiling water, leave to infuse for 30 minutes, filter through cheesecloth. Rinse your mouth with warm infusion for 1 minute to 5-10 times a day;

For drinking and rinsing with inflammation, you can use a decoction of pine needles. To do this, pour 2 tablespoons of chopped needles with 400 ml of water. Bring to a boil and leave for 5 minutes over low heat. Strain. Rinse your mouth 3-4 times a day, and if you drink it, then dilute (1: 2) three times a day, 100 ml, after mixing with 1 tablespoon of honey;

Mix 1 tablespoon of calamus root and lingonberry leaf, pour 500 ml of boiling water and leave to cool. Strain and rinse your mouth three times a day;

In case of exacerbation of periodontitis, prepare an anti-inflammatory decoction. Pour 1 tablespoon of chopped oak bark with two glasses of water, boil for 3-5 minutes. After straining, rinse your mouth after eating or brushing your teeth 3-4 times a day;

Soothing compresses are effective. To do this, moisten cotton pads with Kalanchoe juice, wrap in a bandage and apply to the affected area. Keep for about an hour ..

Monitor your oral hygiene daily, brush your teeth twice a day with therapeutic pastes, visit your dentist at least occasionally.


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