Amaranth is a good helper not only in the process of treating gum disease or minor injuries to the mouth. It also helps with more complex diseases such as periodontitis and periodontal disease. And to tell you exactly how it helps, you first have to figure out what is what, because the term “periodontal disease” is rather vague.
Periodontitis and periodontal disease: how not to get confused
In medical practice, periodontal disease is called a lesion of tissues that are located directly around the tooth, that is, of which the tooth grows and which support it. This area is called “periodontal disease”, hence the name “periodontal disease” (as, incidentally, “periodontitis”). Parodontal gums include stubby gums, stomnervy, the so-called “cement”, which holds the tooth in the alveoli – its “sac” in the gum, blood vessels and connective tissues. The most common lesion of these tissues is inflammation, which is called “periodontitis.” But this is the doctors.
And in the people, periodontal disease is generally called all diseases of the gums, periodontal tissue and adjacent tissues, including periodontitis, periodontal disease itself, and gingivitis, which we already wrote about the treatment of which, and even stomatitis. Some other diseases are called periodontal disease, which makes no sense to be mentioned, because they are much rarer.
It is interesting that dentists and, in particular, periodontists speak of amaranth oil as a good remedy for the treatment of periodontal disease, but they prescribe it for gingivitis, for periodontitis, and even for recovery after surgical interventions.
Massage with amaranth oil for periodontitis
Treatment of periodontitis, in contrast to periodontal disease, is not particularly difficult, since it comes down to eliminating inflammation. Sometimes, of course, this inflammation may be the result of another disease, and then for the treatment of periodontitis will need to cure the disease-source. But usually such diseases do not belong to amaranth_oil_06 stomatological, and therefore represent another area that is not discussed today.
If, on the contrary, we are talking about simple inflammation, then the patient is usually given appropriate anti-inflammatory drugs and a set of specific procedures is recommended. Among them, almost always – massage with the use of various anti-inflammatory drugs, which in 70% of cases include amaranth oil.
Since jaw massage with amaranth oil raises frequent and very specific questions, we publish a small FAQ.
Why do I need a massage for periodontitis?
Inflammation of periodontal tissues differs from, for example, inflammation of the gum tissue in that the periodontal tissues are located deep beneath the surface of the oral cavity. In the gum blood circulation is always good (if there are no problems with the vessels, of course), because it is constantly being massaged with food, the vessels react to the slightest change in temperature, expanding from weak heat and narrowing even from slight cold. Near the root of the tooth and beneath it (i.e., in the periodontal area), blood more stagnates, which during inflammatory processes is not only not useful, but significantly slows down the recovery. In order to disperse the blood, and do massage.
Can I do a massage on my own?
Can. If the inflammatory process is not very strong and the patient is able to eat and act in everyday life, then there is no need to go to the dentist for a massage.
How to prepare for a massage?
Before the massage, it is necessary to clean the oral cavity so that the food remains and dirt do not “spread” on the gums and do not fall on the inflamed areas. This can be done with amaranth infusion or similar to the effects of liquids. On how to prepare an infusion to prepare for procedures in the mouth, we wrote in the first part of this material.
It is also necessary to prepare several cotton swabs in advance. They should be fairly dense, not “airy”, the diameter should be 2-2.5 cm. Smaller in size can capture not all the affected areas, and through larger ones the pressure of the fingers during the massage process will not be felt.
By the way, we advise you to pour oil into a small separate container so that it is more convenient to dip tampons there.
How to massage?
If periodontal disease has touched both the upper and lower jaws, first massage the area of the upper row of teeth, then the lower one.
Swab moistened in amaranth oil about half or slightly more. Then pull the lip, opening the affected area. The massage should be started from one side and consistently go to the other (from left to right or from right to left) first with one movement, then you need to return to the starting point and start a new round of massage with a new movement.
What movements are used for massage?
The sequence of actions for massage with amaranth oil is as follows:
Almost without pressing, it is necessary not to abruptly swab across the affected area. The goal is to moisten it well with oil.
From the starting point, move gradually along a given “route” in a circular motion (see massazh-min image). The pressure should not be felt, but the tampon should fit snugly against the jaw. Each new “circle” should extend a few millimeters beyond the limits of the treated affected area.
Repeat 1 and 2 points in the opposite direction (i.e. if the massage was done from the left side to the right side, then you need to repeat it from the right side to the left side).
Take a new tampon, moisten it in the same way.
Still without pressing, swab along the growth of each tooth (in turn, from the left side of the jaw to the right or vice versa), that is, from the root to the visible part of the tooth from the outside. Repeat for each tooth that is located on the inflamed area.
Repeat point 5 on the inside of the teeth.
Slightly close the jaws so that the upper and lower teeth face each other, but there is no pressure. Repeat 3-4 times.
Rinse your mouth with warm (not hot!) Liquid with anti-inflammatory action. You can apply amaranth infusion.
Usually it is advised to carry out a massage every day, and with pronounced periodontitis – twice a day.
Note! The recommended frequency of the massage is better to check with the dentist, as in some cases too frequent use of amaranth oil can damage.
Amaranth with periodontal disease
If periodontitis is relatively easy to diagnose, and as a result, the treatment becomes obvious, then with periodontal disease it is more and more difficult. They represent a systemic lesion of periodontal tissues, and the cause is not always clear. There may be a lack of some chemical elements, there may be poor blood circulation, a hidden process of destruction of some part of the tooth, tartar, other dental diseases, a number of diseases, people who don’t have dentistry, all of this can be the cause of periodontal disease.
Most often, in such uncertain cases, general therapy is prescribed. This includes massage and physiotherapy. It is natural that amaranth oil (sometimes along with others, and sometimes as the only element) applies here.
Important! For periodontal disease, self-massage of the affected areas with amaranth oil can also be performed, but we strongly recommend that you consult your dentist first. Violations with periodontal disease differ in diversity, and not every home massage will be useful.
With regard to physiotherapy, the oil here imposes a specialist conducting them, so the patient has nothing to worry about.
During physiotherapy, thanks to the waves acting on the affected tissues, oil is better absorbed into the area around the tooth, where destructive processes occur, spreads quickly there, so the effect of, for example, electrophoresis or ultrasound procedures is, of course, much more than of massage. Diseases are dealt with as if a “double blow”: the effect of wave therapy plus the action of oil, which has anti-inflammatory and on some tissues a healing effect.
Interestingly, physiotherapy is also used for periodontitis, although less frequently.
Prevention of periodontitis and periodontal disease with amaranth oil
At the end of this part, I would like to remind readers of the repeatedly voiced truth: it is easier to prevent diseases than to cure them. Why exactly at the end of this part? Because periodontal disease due to the complexity of diagnosis (and as a result – an indefinite and not always helpful treatment), this applies especially. It affects different elements of the oral cavity, so to say that “watch your gums – and periodontal disease will not” or “pay attention to the dental nerves – and periodontal disease does not threaten you” is fundamentally wrong. Only work with all tissues of the oral cavity will help here.
For this reason, rinsing the mouth cavity, which we wrote about in the article “Mouth Health with Amaranth,” seems to be the best prevention. Amaranth contains in large quantities an element called “squalene”, which nourishes the tissues with oxygen, thereby contributing to good blood circulation, and as a result, their full nutrition. For periodontal tissues this is especially true. And the anti-inflammatory effect produced by amaranth will avoid infection and contamination of small inflammations and prevent them from transforming into large foci on which periodontal disease occurs.
Therefore, taking the habit of rinsing the mouth with amaranth at least twice a day means reducing the number of visits to the dentist in the future. And not only to the dentist: compliance with the rules of oral hygiene is a guarantee of health not only of the teeth and gums, but of the organs adjacent to the oral cavity.