Gingivitis and periodontitis or pyorrhea
(in English and Chinese 中英文）
Edited and translated by:
Joe Hing Kwok Chu
Causes of Periodontal disease
Local causes:1. local bacteria infection
2. calculus building up
3. food impaction
4. incorrect dental work
5. breathing through the mouth
6. incorrect positions of the teeth
7. drug or chemical usage
8. over biting
1. malnutrition pregnancy, diabetes, hormone imbalance, growing period
2. function of medication
6. mood problems
7. granulomatous disease (肉芽腫感染)
Name of formula:
yin hua detoxifying tea
jin yin hua 9 g,
zhu ye 9 g,
xuan shen 9 g,
lian qiao 9 g,
sheng gan cao 4.5 g. Boil with water to make tea.
In case of bleeding, add
mao gen; forming of pus,
zao jiao, chao
shan jia. Remove calculus.
Apply potassium iodide powder to bottom of the sag of swollen
gum and use 3% hydrogen peroxide solution to wash around
the swollen gum.
Number of patients: 113
Cured: 79 (70%)
Improved: 28 (24.7%)
Not effective: 6 (5.3%)
Avoid eating spicy food because it may trigger recurrence.
Source: Dental Department of Hospital #197, Guang Dong,
army district, China.
study on bone loss and alendronate sodium.
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Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse is a
good choice as oral rinse.
Removal of totally diseased teeth prevents further infection of healthy teeth.
Removal of calculus every six months is important to maintain the health of the gum.
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Note: Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Oral Rinse, an antiseptic,
is also marketed in brands like Peridex,
Periochip, PerioGard and in UK it is marketed as
Corsodyl or Chlorohex, and in Australia as
is de-activated by anionic compound, including anionic surfactants being used
in tootpaste, mouth washes. So it is better to not to use
gluconate within 30 minutes of using tootpaste or mouth washes. Not to eat,
drink or smoke within an hour of using
gluconate. This antiseptic product when marketed as oral rinse is diluted to
Important: Click here to see
explanation of formulae
in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) page.
金銀花 9 克,
竹葉 9 克,
玄參 9 克,
連翹 9 克 ,生甘草 4.5 克.
最後用3%氧化氫溶液2 ~ 5c.c. 輕加壓沖洗牙周袋。
氯己定葡萄糖酸鹽 0.12%溶液(Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12%) 有效。