Gingivitis treatment, cure, symptoms
October 27 2015 by
Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Gingivitis, or inflammation of the gums, is a form of periodontal disease that's caused by the long-term effects of plaque deposits. Plaque that isn't removed by brushing and other forms of dental care forms a hard deposit called tartar where teeth meet the gum line. Plaque and tartar can cause the gums to become infected, swollen, and tender.

These common signs of gum disease indicate you may have gingivitis:
Sores in the mouth.
Swollen or bleeding gums.
Red, purplish or shiny gums.
Tenderness when you touch the gums.

Herbal solution
J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2013. Evaluation of Calendula officinalis as an anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis agent. Within the limits of this study, it can be concluded that marigold mouthwash is effective in reducing dental plaque and gingivitis adjunctive to scaling.

J Periodontol. 2015. Reducing Dental Plaque and Gingivitis With 0.6% Ilicis Rotundae Cortex Toothpaste: A Randomized, Double-Blinded Clinical Trial. Ilicis Rotundae Cortex has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Few studies have evaluated the effects of toothpastes containing Ilicis Rotundae Cortex. This study was to evaluate the anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis effects of a test toothpaste containing 0.6% Ilicis Rotundae Cortex extract in a calcium carbonate base compared with a control toothpaste without any active ingredient. The toothpaste containing 0.6% Ilicis Rotundae Cortex was effective in reducing dental plaque and gingivitis after 12 weeks of use compared with a negative control toothpaste.