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Do Essential Oils for Periodontal Disease Work?


Posted on 6/15/2024 by Dr. Gopin
Coconut oil and oil pullingPeriodontal disease is a serious gum infection that can damage the soft tissues around the teeth. The disease has an infectious origin, coupled with a series of host factors, such as the immune system and genetic predisposition of the patient.

Conventional Treatment for Periodontal Disease


Dentists treat periodontal pathologies using periodontal debridement, together with a chemical approach using antibiotics and antiseptics. Periodontal debridement and antibiotics are known for their benefits in removing harmful bacteria from the teeth.

Conventional Periodontal Therapy Using Essential Oils


Essential oils are pure and natural extracts from aromatic plants. These oils concentrate the essence of plants or the plant perfume. The essence of these aromatic plants then forms an oily, volatile substance that has a high concentration of active ingredients that have been preferred for their medicinal purpose.

Why Essential Oils for Periodontal Disease Work


Essential oils have medicinal properties. This explains why there is an increasing interest in their use for periodontal treatment.

Antimicrobial Qualities


Essential oils have bactericidal and bacteriostatic power against germs. Several studies have shown that essential oils can kill bacteria as well as fungi and viruses. Essential oils that have the most effective antibacterial power include those derived from cloves and thyme.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties


Essential oils have aldehydes, which are substances that provide anti-inflammatory defense mechanisms. Essential oils from Chamomile, Ginger, Lemon Eucalyptus, and Myrrh are known for their anti-inflammatory properties, which makes them suitable for treating the inflammation caused by gum disease.

Analgesic, Anesthetic Activity


Essential oils, particularly those containing eugenol like Clove oil, have a remarkable analgesic power. This means they can effectively alleviate pain, making them a promising option for pain treatment in dentistry.

How to Use Essential Oils to Promote Gum Health


If you are looking to integrate essential oils into your oral care routine, you should do so safely. While these oils are known to provide complementary support, you should not consider them a replacement for scientifically proven oral healthcare products, especially those containing fluoride.

Get Help for Periodontal Disease


It is crucial to take the necessary measures to stop the progression of gingivitis to periodontal disease. We recommend in-office procedures to treat your gums. Our dentists are also known to promote wholesome healing, and they will advise you on the use of essential oils. Call us today.



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