PyorrhoeaWhat is Pyorrhoea?

Pyorrhoea, is also known as a periodontal disease, or those diseases that affect the teeth, and more particularly the socket of the teeth.


Today, a lot of people suffer from pyorrhea. This affects the membrane that surrounds the roots of the teeth, which often results to shrinkage of the gum, formation of pus, and also loosening of the teeth. This is one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults.


With regards to the gender that is usually affected by the disease, there is no clear showing which gender it affects the most, as it could affect both men and women.  With regards to the age, it could affect both children and adult. There are even 5-year old children who get affected with the dental problem. Approximately 50% of adults who are 18 years older suffer from early stages of the disease.


If this condition is not treated properly, it could literally lead to tooth loss.

What Causes Pyorrhoea?

  • Bacterial activity. Bacteria that build up in the teeth can always lead to pyorrhea. In fact, this is the primary cause of pyorrhoea. When plaque starts building up, the bacteria in the plaque produces harmful toxins that irritate the gums. This then results to inflammation of the gums. It also causes the gums to bleed easily and to feel tender when touched.
  • Wrong feeding habits. Feeding the bacteria found in the teeth could also accelerate the development of pyorrhoea. So make sure that you avoid foods such as white  sugar, white bread, excessive meat, as well as refined cereals since these swamp the tissues and the blood with acid waste matter, eventually leading to pyorrhoea.
  • Gum injury. When injury occurs in the gums, it is enough to cause the development of pyorrhoea.
  • Chemicals that irritate the mouth
  • Food particles becoming stagnant in the mouth
  • Using toothpicks improperly
  • Wrong brushing
  • Allergies
  • Using pills and pregnancy could also aggravate the problem


Diagnosis, Signs and Symptoms of Pyorrhoea

The following are some signs and symptoms that you have to take note of in order to detect any onset of pyorrhoea.

  • Tender gums
  • Pus oozes when pressing the gums. Pus forms along the teeth margin.
  • Swollen gums. This usually appears when the disease is already in its advanced stage.
  • Stomach not functioning properly. This is usually brought about by the pus that finds its way to the stomach.
  • Disturbed digestion
  • Liver troubles


Treatment, Remedies and Cure for Pyorrhoea

Treating pyorrhoea would involve getting to the root cause of the problem. This means cleansing the body from the impurities that have accumulated.

Helpful Lifestyle Suggestions

  • Make sure that you clean your teeth really well. You have to brush it in the morning and in the evening at the very least. If you could brush it after each meal, then so much the better. Squeeze a little amount of lemon juice onto your toothbrush, after it was dipped in hot or warm water.
  • After each brushing, rub your forefinger over the gums. One or two minutes would suffice.
  • Take a hot Epsom salt bath two times weekly.
  • Breathing exercises will also benefit the gums and teeth.
  • Use lemon juice and warm water for your mouthwash.

Diet for Pyorrhoea

  • Fasting on juices is highly recommended. Fresh orange juice, mixed with water with 50:50 ratio. This is best taken every two hours. An 8am to 8pm schedule for this treatment is best.
  • Take carrot juice. This is also very beneficial.
  • Take fresh fruits.  Some really great fruits for pyorrhoea are grapes, apples, oranges, melon, pineapple, grapefruit and melon.
  • A glass of milk, added to an all-fruit diet will be good especially for those underweight individuals.
  • Make sure you eat a balanced diet, which includes whole meal bread, fresh fruits, cheese, milk and nuts.
  • Avoid, or try to quit eating refined foods, white sugar and white bread.
  • Meat, along with other flesh foods, has to be avoided too.
  • Condiments and sauces must be removed from the diet as well.
  • Tea and coffee, along with alcohol, are also among those that one must not indulge in.
  • Foods considered as starchy and sticky are to be avoided too.
  • Try to exercise your gums and teeth by eating fibrous and hard foods. Wheat is very good for the treatment and prevention of pyorrhoea. It also aids in digestion.
  • Unripe guava, which is rich in Vitamin C, is a really good tonic for the gums and teeth. This helps in stopping the bleeding of the gums.
  • Lemon and lime are very good for pyorrhoea. They are also rich in Vitamin C and are very good in strengthening the teeth and the gums.

Vitamins, Supplements and Herbs for Pyorrhoea

  • Chew some tender guava leaves since it is one way to keep your teeth healthy. It is also very good in curing bleeding gums. A root-bark decoction can be a very good mouthwash for those suffering from swollen gums.
  • Raw spinach juice.  This is also one valuable remedy that helps prevent pyorrhoea. It is very beneficial for the teeth and gums. Combining this with carrot juice will give tremendous positive effects.
  • Vitamin C supplements could help the condition a lot.
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