Aloe Vera Assists in Dentistry
Recently, researchers have found that Aloe Vera can be useful for enhancing healing and minimizing pain associated with certain oral conditions. In addition, there are also anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and immunological benefits offered in Aloe Vera. Here’s a fast recap of the benefits of Aloe Vera used in dentistry.
If you’ve disrupted your gum tissue with a toothbrush abrasion, sharp foods, dental floss, toothpicks or periodontal surgery, the application of Aloe Vera directly to the affected site can reduce pain and speed up healing.
For people who have chemical burns such as those that may occur because of aspirin, the application of Aloe Vera to the affected area can be appealing as an anti-inflammatory agent, pain reliever and healing remedy.
If you have had a tooth extraction, treated sites respond with greater ease and there is a reduced risk of dry sockets when Aloe Vera is applied to the affected area.
Acute Mouth Lesions
If you suffer from viral lesions, aphthous ulcers or canker sores, you can experience an improvement in your condition with Aloe Vera treatment.
Cracked Lip Corners
If you have cracked lip corners due to aging or a medical condition, Aloe Vera can be a worthwhile remedy. There may also be other recommendations that your dentist will have for your cracked lip corners. For example, this symptom is linked to dry mouth syndrome. If you have dry mouth syndrome, there are other remedies that can be useful.
Sore Gum Ridges from Dentures
For people who have sore gum ridges from ill fitting dentures, Aloe Vera can help prevent fungus and bacterial contamination as well as reduce inflammation.
Fungal Disorders, Bacterial Infections, Gingivitis, Leukemia, Hematological Disorders
Aloe Vera has been proven to be beneficial for such oral disorders, including gum abscesses , gum disease, and other gum issues associated with AIDS and Leukemia.
Dry Mouth Syndrome
If you suffer from dry mouth, Aloe Vera may be a suggestion from you dentist, along with other tools.
If you are considering Aloe Vera or are concerned about any of the above mentioned conditions, call Dr. Mark Sweeney, an Austin Texas dentist at (512) 452-9296 to ensure that Aloe Vera is right for you.