Gingivitis is a very common and mild form of gum disease that causes swelling (inflammation) of gums. As this condition sometimes quite mild so person might not be aware of it, but if not treated properly may lead serious disease of gum.
Causes of gingivitis
- Poor and inadequate, oral hygiene
- Result of plaque
- Also found in immunocompromised persons
- Steroid therapy
- Certain medication which suppress immune system
Symptoms of gingivitis
- Bleeding gums
- Softening of gums
- Bad breath
Diagnosis and test
It is generally simple, based on symptoms and examination of oral cavity. If causes is not detected evaluation of underlying disease is done.
Treatment of gingivitis
- Thorough and proper dental cleaning
- Antiseptic mouth wash
- Regular brushing
- Dental floss
- Filling up of cavity in tooth or teeth
- Gums massage
Homeopathic treatment of gingivitis – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat gingivitis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for gingivitis treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for gingivitis treatment:
Merc sol, Hepar Sulph, Silicea, Belladonna, Calcaria Flour, Arnica Mont, Lachesis, Causticum, Sulphur, Alumina, Staphisagria, Carbo Veg, Phosphorous, Terebinth, Cedron and many other medicines.
Allopathic treatment of gingivitis – mainly include antibiotic for bacterial growth, treatment of underlying cause.