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Teeth is sensitive and have issue with gums. Sometimes releases pus. Suggest ayurvedic treatment?

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My theeth bacame sensitive and also have issue with gums (sometime time i feel it releases pus.

Can you please suggest any precautions or some ayurvedic treatment for such issue.
Posted Fri, 8 Nov 2013 in Ayurveda
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
sensitive teeth [gingivitis/periodontitis]

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your query and following points need consideration foe better line of Ayurvedic Treatment

1. your " brushing" habits? [oral hygiene and any addiction]
2. any prior consultation/examination with Dentist [medical history with investigations] regarding Gums disease "gingivitis" / periodontitis? [PUS]
3. any habit of teeth grinding?
4. Sensitive Teeth and Gums May Be Caused by Stomach Problems: any history of esophageal-reflux-disease/0000" >GERD [gastro esophageal reflux disease] ? [ any "heartburn" type symptoms, frequent burping, and a sour taste in the mouth.]
5. any medications taken for the above said symptoms [duration and dose]
6. Any cause of high level of stress, poor diet that's low in nutrients can also cause the same [your occupation and dietary habits] i.e. eating too much of acidic food like:tomato sauce,lemon,grapefruit,kiwi,and pickles.?

Please revert back with your clarifications so that effective line of management [precautions and treatment] can be initiated in your daily routine.

Dr. Munish Sood
Consultant & Physician
Naimittika Clinic.
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Follow-up: Teeth is sensitive and have issue with gums. Sometimes releases pus. Suggest ayurvedic treatment? 58 minutes later
Dear Dr. Munish,

Thank you for your response!
Below are the details you have asked for:

1. brushing habits: I brush daily morning and have no addiction.
2. I havent consulted for these problem before.
3. No, i do not any habit of teeth grinding. however 2-3 year back i have done cleaning of teeth (they have done by grainding).
4. Yes, i do have sometime heartbrun, sour taste in mouth and acidity problems.
5. No medication taken for above, however i drink hot water after meal of when problem persist or chew curry leaf (which is quite effective for acidity).
6. I normally take timely and healthy meals but my occupation is a 8 hours seating job and create stress many time.

I hope above information would help, please let me know if any other details are needed.


Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Management and Dental Care

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for reverting back with your clarifications
1.Make sure you don’t brush too vigorously which may/can cause receding gums.
2.Since disease of teeth can range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease,those results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth, it is strongly recommended that you should visit a dental hygienist who may provide you with treatment options.
3.Make sure treatment offered 2-3 years back was “scaling” [which could be one reason for sensitivity] as the procedure causes removal of tartar due to which there was gum recession and sensitive tooth. [as unable to understand the word ‘grainding’ [please clarify]
4.STRESS itself is one cause of release of gastric juices as such:
i.Avoid periods of starvation: take small meals every 3 hours, do not keep the stomach empty, also do not take heavy meals.
ii.Avoid tea & coffee- never on empty stomach, milk is good- cold milk is better.
iii.For breakfast & snacks: bread or toast with jam, cheese or butter, idli, sheera, cornflakes, plain khakra.
iv.Avoid deep fried and hot foods like samosa, pakoda, masala dosa, hamburgers. You may take sweets, cakes.
v.Avoid all chilies; avoid chaat preparations, for meals, vegetables and other preparations should be non- spicy. Take plenty of raw and boiled vegetables. Take rice with plain dal or milk or ghee. Take chapatti, phulka or roti.
vi.Avoid sour fruits like unripe citrus, grapes, apples, plums, and berries, take sweet fruits, dry fruits.
vii.Home remedies for pyorrhea, sensitive teeth which can be practiced [as per your liking/choice] are:
. mix saindhav lavan with mustard oil and use as dentifrice [manjan]
. adding soda bi-carb with turmeric, and use as dentifrice is effective.
. ADD grinded potash alum 250 mg in 25 gm XXXXXXX [gairik] and use as dentifrice
. burn leaves or seed of mango, and use filtered ash of the same as dentifrice.
. daily applying lemon juice or a piece of it on gums is effective in controlling gum swelling, pus and scurvy.
. if you notice swelling of gums then after making syrup of jaggery, make it warm and gargle with it.

. some of the prescription medicine readily available in market are
i.Irimedadi tail/jatyadi tail/khadiradi tail [baidyanath] to be used as gargles.
ii.Gumtone [charak] tooth powder as dentifrice: half a teaspoon of powder placed on the fore finger or a soft tooth brush may be rubbed on the gum and teeth in morning and evening.
iii.Khadiradi vati [baidyanath]] as lozenges
iv.G-32 tablet [Alarsin]; crush 2-3 tablets to powder, apply it over
v.Payokil [gurukul kangri] powder
vi XXXXXXX dant manjan [divya pharmacy] [strengthens the gums, as a result of which discharge of pus mixed with blood gets stopped, removes foul smell coming from the mouth] and is known to produce some amount of digestive and carminative effect.
vii.Eat foods with antioxidant properties [those containing vitamin E] like vegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables and vitamin C like citrus fruits, broccoli, potatoes -- can help your body repair damaged tissue, avoid nuts, dried fruit [make sure acidity is not an issue for it], and dehydrated foods, soft drinks, candy, cookies and pastries, take low-fat and fat-free dairy foods try to take as less STRESS as possible as high levels generally weakens the immune system.

Your dentist or periodontist may recommend more frequent check-ups, cleanings, and treatments to better manage the condition. [With regular dental care, your dentist can help prevent oral problems from occurring in the first place and catch those that do occur in the early stages, while they are easy to treat.]

Please revert back for any clarifications

Dr. Munish Sood
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