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Home Medications and Treatments for Pyorrhoea


The most common and preventable cause of tooth loss in persons over thirty-five years of age is periodontal disease.  The Disease affects the supporting structures of the teeth, primarily the gums and the bones in which the roots of the tooth are embedded. Two forms of the disease are gingivitis and pyorrhoea. It is caused by poor dental hygiene resulting in a rise to unwanted bacterial growth.


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Symptoms of Pyorrhoea

Pyorrhoea usually remains painless and does not cause any serious discomfort. Symptoms include red, tender and swollen gums, bleeding gums, bad breath, discharge of pus and other such symptoms.  Pus from the gums finds its way into the stomach. When the disease is far advanced, the gums become swollen, and the stomach, being dosed with increasing quantities of pus, does not function properly. This may give rise to another serious condition called Sepsis which in turn may affect digestion and liver trouble sets in.

Causes of Pyorrhoea

Pyorrhoea is triggered by Bacterial plaque. A thin layer of harmful bacteria is continuously building up on our teeth. If it is not removed by tooth-cleansing, especially after meals, it forms an organised mass on the tooth surface in a short time. This is referred to as a 'bacterial plaque'. When accumulated, bacteria in plaque produce many toxins which irritate the gums, causing them to become inflamed, tender, and prone to bleeding easily. The bacterial activity is, however, facilitated by the lowered vitality of the system

Other factors contributing to the development of pyorrhoea include improper dental hygiene, injury to the gums and supporting structures by physical and chemical irritants in the mouth, stagnation of food particles, andwrong eating habits.

Treatment Of Pyorrhoea

Pyorrhoea treatment using Guava:
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Chewing unripe guava is an excellent tonic for the teeth and gums. It stops the bleeding from the gums due to its styptic effect and richness in vitamin C. Chewing the tender leaves of the guava tree also helps in curing bleeding from the gums and keeps the teeth healthy. A decoction of root-bark can also be beneficially used as a mouthwash fur swollen gums

Pyorrhoea treatment using Lemon and Lime:
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The regular use of lemon and lime is useful in pyorrhoea due to their high vitamin C content. They strengthen the gums and teeth, and are very effective in preventing and curing acute inflammations of the gum margins

Pyorrhoea treatment using Orange:
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The use of orange has also been found beneficial in the treatment of pyorrhoea. This fruit should be eaten regularly and its skin rubbed over the teeth and gums. This will improve the condition

Pyorrhoea treatment using Pomegranate Rind:
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Powder of the dry rind of pomegranate, mixed with pepper and common salt, can be applied as a very good dentifrice. Its regular application strengthens the gums, stops bleeding, and prevents pyorrhoea

Pyorrhoea treatment using Spinach Juice:
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The juice of raw spinach is another valuable remedy for the prevention and treatment of pyorrhoea because of its beneficial effect on the teeth and gums. This effect is greatly enhanced if spinach juice is taken in combination with carrot juice. Both spinach juice and carrot juice should be taken in quantities of 125 ml each daily. A permanent aid for this affliction has been found in the use of natural raw foods, and in drinking an ample quantity of carrot and spinach juice

Pyorrhoea treatment using Lettuce:
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Lettuce has proved useful in preventing pyorrhoea The leaves of this vegetable should be chewed everyday immediately after meals for this purpose

Pyorrhoea treatment using Wheat:
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Wheat is especially valuable in the prevention and treatment of pyorrhoea. Wheat chapatis are usually taken with other foods, and hence, the other food also gets chewed properly. This not only provides the needed exercise for the teeth and gum but also aids in digestion

Pyorrhoea diet

1. An overall healthy diet – Use fresh foods as close to the natural state as possible, avoiding prepackaged and processed foods. Eat daily servings of leafy green vegetables, whole grains (such as brown rice and rolled oats), fresh fruit, and proteins with a minimum of animal fat.

Drink at least 8 cups of fluids daily. For more information refer to the article on healthy diet.

2. Eat plenty of dietary fiber, as it helps in clearing away plaque. Eat at least one of the following foods daily: 1 bowl of salad, 1 cup cooked leafy green vegetables, 1 to 2 raw carrots or 1 apple.

3. Avoid sugar – Sugar increases the accumulation of plaque. As much as possible, avoid candy, cake, cookies, and soda pop. Other sources of sugar such as fruit juices, honey, and dried fruit should be limited, as well as white bread and white rice.

4. Eating a half a pound or more per day of grapes, cherries, blueberries and other dark berries can help in the repair and upkeep of the gums and surrounding bone tissue. But be sure to brush your teeth thoroughly after eating them.

Other effective Remedies for Pyorrhoea

Warm-water enema and a hip bath

During the juice fast, the bowels should be cleansed daily with a warm-water enema. Daily dry friction and a hip bath should be taken
Breathing exercises and hot Epsom salts bath

Breathing and other exercises, should form a part of the morning routine. A hot Epsom salts bath taken twice weekly will also be beneficial.

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