There are several different treatment options for gum disease. In general, the further along the gum disease is, the harsher the treatment becomes.
No one wants to deal with the discomfort that can come with some of the treatment methods for gum disease. The good news is there are some things you can do to help avoid the discomfort in your mouth. Some things you have in your home can help. One of those things is ginger.
What Does Ginger Do?
The most common cause of gum disease is bacteria buildup. This can cause the gums to recede, pockets to form and eventually pain, swelling and other symptoms. The treatment for gum disease is to clean out the bacteria and find ways to prevent it from building back up. The processes to treat gum disease can lead to the same symptoms of the gum disease. There is pain, swelling and bleeding of the gums associated with the treatment.
Ginger helps in a few ways. The antibacterial properties of ginger can slow down the bacteria growth. These properties are the result of the oil, resin, starch and spices found in ginger. By slowing down the growth of bacteria and reducing gingivitis, the ginger can speed up the recovery process that comes with treatment.
How to Use It?
There are several ways to use ginger after gum disease treatment. Making ginger tea can provide the ginger while also providing warm, soothing liquid over the treatment areas. It also has a calming effect on the body. Putting crushed ginger powder directly on the affected area for about 5 minutes is another way to use it. Even cooking foods with ginger will provide some relief during recovery.
Our dental offices have plenty of modern tools to help fight gum disease, but we realize, some of the oldest ideas still help. To learn more about gum disease treatment and how you can use ginger and other natural remedies to help, contact our offices today.