By Kyle J. Norton
Gingivitis is a common and mild form of periodontal disease caused by inflammation of the gingiva, leading to symptoms of irritation, redness, and swelling of the gum that lines the base of the teeth.
Gingivitis dental plaques formed around the base of the teeth are sticky biofilm of bacteria associated with the interaction of the food intake and bacteria in the mouth. Over time, if untreated, the condition can lead to periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.
At this early stage, the bone and connective tissue that hold the teeth in place are not yet affected. The problems can be reversed by more frequent and proper brushing and flossing.
Most common cause of gingivitis is poor hygiene. Epidemiologically, risk factors induce the onset of gingivitis are smoking or chewing tobacco. diabetes and long-term use of certain medication including oral contraceptives, steroids, anticonvulsants, calcium channel blockers.
Some people under treatment of chemotherapy may also experience symptoms of gingivitis.
Periodontitis is a severe stage of gingivitis that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth, leading to teeth loosen or tooth loss.
On finding a potent compound for the treatment of oral health, researchers examined the effects of WA on periodontitis.
In vitro, Herbal ashwagandha possessed marked anti-inflammatory effect against denaturation of proteins associated with the loss of the quaternary structure, tertiary structure, and secondary structure, probably through the herbal alkaloid and withanolide contents.
The enzymatic antioxidants such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase produced by the host are the increased by the administration of WA against bacterial-induced inflammatory periodontitis.
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Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published online, including worldwide health, ezine articles, article base, health blogs, self-growth, best before it’s news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
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Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bioscience, ISSN 0975-6299.