How to Cure Gum Infection

Gum infection is certainly not a condition that should be ignored; left to its own means it can quickly cause teeth loss. Studies have also pointed towards a link between periodontal infections and other health complications like diabetes, cardiac disorders, low birth weight babies etc. Recent research has also revealed that plaque along with cholesterol can cause arterial blocks

The common symptoms of gum infection include bleeding, tender or swollen gums, bad breath, pus in the gums or the tooth cavity and loose teeth.


Good oral hygiene is very important to maintain periodontal health and keep your gums and teeth healthy. Oral hygiene measures should not only include brushing your teeth twice and flossing but you should also visit your dentist regularly to remove plaque.

The Cure:

Here are some ‘do it at home’ tips that will help you to cure gum infection:

Rub some kitchen salt gently with your fingers on your gum, the way you would brush your teeth.

If you use mouthwash, make sure that you use a particularly strong mixture to get rid of gum infection. Swish the mouthwash and hold it in your mouth for at least 30 seconds. Repeat 4 to 6 times a day. But if you are using the mouth wash for oral hygiene you can go for a lighter mixture and need to only use it twice a day.

If the gum infection is painful, apply a layer of aloe vera over your gums twice a day, these will not only soothe the gums but also cure the infection
Eating fresh apples daily can help you to keep periodontal diseases at bay

You could also make a potent mouthwash at home with any one of the following ingredients added to water: boiled salvia, salt, lemon juice, boiled carnations, chamomile, cinnamon, boiled pomegranate peel. It is essential to monitor the results of each mixture and use the one that seems to be the most effective.

Orthodontic Recourses for the treatment of gum infection

For mild forms of gum infection procedure such as root planing and periodontal scaling are remarkably helpful. Both procedures help in the removal of hard deposits, food debris, pus, bacterial plaque beneath the gums and clean the roots. This is a non surgical treatment which is very potent and gives the effected tissue time to heal. Both procedures are carried after the administration of local anesthesia.

Your dentist may also recommend the usage of Actisite fiber therapy which involved inserting a fiber as thick as regular dental floss into periodontal pockets. This fiber is then kept in place with the help of dental adhesive for ten days. Since the fiber contains tetracycline, the antibiotic is released into the periodontal pockets effectively killing the bacteria that cause the infection.

Even though these conservative non surgical periodontal procedures are quite helpful in curing gum infection, if the damage is not controlled in time, surgery may be the only option to treat periodontal disease. Through surgery the support structure that include the bone a d the gum which get damaged due to the infection are reshaped. This in turn eliminates the periodontal pockets which often house the food debris turning into a breeding ground for the bacteria.

Since surgery is an invasive and expensive procedure performed under general anesthesia, you should maintain good oral hygiene to prevent the occurrence of gum infection.

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