Essential oils for Sore Gums

Inflammation of the gums is a health problem that should be taken seriously. When the condition persists over an extended period, it can lead to periodontal disease and potential tooth loss and can be associated with a potential risk of heart attack and/or stroke, warns the Mayo Clinic. In light of the consequences, it is a good idea to be able to recognize the signs and to be familiar with the causes. Most importantly, knowing what to do to prevent inflamed gums can spare you and your family the suffering that comes with this oral care issue.

What Are the Signs of Inflamed Gums?

The American Dental Association lists signs of inflammation of the gums that let you know it is time to visit your dentist. These symptoms include red, swollen and tender gums as well as gums that bleed when you brush, floss and eat crunchy or hard food. Other symptoms include mouth sores, bad breath and gum tissue that is not adherent to the tooth or that may be recessed and pulled away from the teeth.

What Are the Causes?

Gum disease is most often caused by the development of plaque, which is a sticky film that continually forms on your teeth and at the gum line. Because plaque contains bacteria that release harmful toxins, it will irritate your gums if it is not removed. When left untreated, the inflamed gum tissue may become recessed and pocket formation may develop and continue to trap plaque below the gum line. This complication further irritates the tissue. If you don't take steps to stop this process, it will continue until it destroys bone and other tooth-supporting tissues.

Therapeutic Gum Oil

Myrrh - 6 drops 
Tea Tree - 10 drops 
Peppermint - 1 drop 
Lemon - 3 drops 
Almond oil or Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon

After brushing your teeth and rinsing your mouth with mouthwash. Mix together the above recipe. Apply a small amount on your gums once a day. If the source of irritation or gums do not heal, please see your dentist.

LearnMore:

http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/gum-disease/article/inflamed-gums-101-signs-causes-and-prevention-0214 http://birchhillhappenings.com/mouth.htm

 

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Editor’s Note/Disclaimer: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only; does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Diffuser World, Inc.; and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet, supplement, fitness, or other health programs.

what are essential oils?

Even though essential oils have been around for thousands of years, we can enjoy the direct benefits of using essential oils today; through healing properties occurring naturally through the extracted plant substance.

What Are Essential OilsEssential oils have been recorded throughout history to be used to enhance spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental health. The Egyptians were referenced as using cinnamon, myrrh, sandalwood, and frankincense as early as 4500 BC. Scholars in India developed the science of Ayurveda around 3000 BC. These people relied on essential oils in potions using some of today’s favorites, such as ginger and cinnamon.

The use of essential oils for remedies of ailments was recorded by Chinese scholars between 2067 and 2597 BC. However, probably the most common place we read about essential oils is in the Bible. Essential oils are mentioned over two hundred times in the New Testament and Old Testament of the Bible.

how do essential oils work?

If you are a beginner to essential oils, there are three primary ways essential oils enter the body: applied to the skin, inhaled, or ingested. When choosing the right method to use essential oils, always keep in mind the desired result you are wanting and then determine the best application for use. Essential oils can enter the body by being applied to the skin. This method can vary from using a compress, gargling, bath or even massage. It requires several drops of essential oils to be used topically in some manner. It is important to note that most essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin without being diluted.

While people inhale and diffuse essential oils for a variety of reasons, it has been shown that inhalation is most effective and best suited to treat a variety of respiratory complaints. Ingestion of essential oils has had much controversy, I suggest you do the proper research yourself and use safe practices. Cases of death, organ failure and hospitalization in the history of aromatherapy have been caused by ingesting essential oils.

Why Diffuse Essential Oils

benefits of essential oils

Essential oil benefits come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. These healing oils are rapidly growing in popularity because they act as natural medicine without side effects. In fact, Clove essential oil is so useful as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic that it has been approved for use as a dental anesthetic by the American Dental Association. It is excellent when included in mouthwash recipes, particularly if you suffer from sore, inflamed gums.

While people traditionally see a doctor for an illness and get a prescription drug, many others have awoken to the fact that essential oils can be used in a powerful way, when it comes to healing and supporting the body’s emotional and physical well-being. The biggest question is what oil will work for my body the best. Because we are not all the same, essential oils do not function the same for each of us. If you are looking for a way to reduce the number of chemicals you use in your home, making your own products with essential oils is an excellent choice.

Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. It is not meant to cover all possible precautions, drug interactions, circumstances or adverse effects. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.



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