How to Treat Gingivitis

how to treat gingivitisGingivitis is a very common and mild form of gum disease that causes swelling or inflammation of gums. This condition is sometimes quite mild so the person may not be aware of it, but if not treated properly, it could lead to serious gum disease.

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis can occur from poor oral hygiene and is the result of plaque and tartar build up. It is also commonly found in pregnant women or teens going through puberty. Swelling ,redness, pain, bleeding gums and bad breath are just some of the common symptoms of gingivitis.

Gingivitis Treatments

If you are dealing with gingivitis, it is important to get it under control before it becomes a bigger problem. Homeopathic remedies can help. Here are some of the most popular homeopathic treatments for gingivitis:

Mercurius: For use when the following symptoms are present: whole mouth moist, salivary secretions greatly increased, gums spongy, recede, bleed easily, sore pain on touch and from chewing, teeth loose, feel tender and elongated, crown of tooth decay.

Lachesis: Used when gums swollen and spongy, bleed easily, teeth ache and pain extends to ears.

Phosphorus: For swollen and easily bleeding gums, ulcerated, toothache, tongue dry. Persistent bleeding after tooth extraction.

Hepar Sulph: Used when gums and mouth are painful to touch and bleed readily.

Apis Mel: Great remedy for gum disease treatment, gums swollen, tongue fiery red, swollen sore and raw.

Nitric acid: Used when gums soft and spongy, bleeding from gums, putrid breath, teeth become loose.

Causticum: Used when gums bleed easily, rheumatism of articulation of lower jaw.