Periapical periodontitis is a form of extreme gum disease that develops around the root of your tooth. This occurs when bacteria are able to penetrate your dental pulp. Bacteria often seep into your dental pulp by way of a cavity that was left untreated. When periapical periodontitis occurs, you will need to see a dentist in order to get the bacteria fully removed from your tooth. This procedure is often time-consuming and intensive. As a result, it is important to prevent periapical periodontitis from forming. Early signs of periapical periodontitis include anything from bleeding to inflammation around the root of your tooth. Fortunately, there are a few antibacterial rinses that you can use in order to prevent periapical periodontitis from fully forming.

Grapefruit Seed Extract Rinse

Grapefruit is not only enjoyed as a snack, but the fruit also contains antiviral properties that are used to fight off infections and bacteria. More specifically, grapefruit seed extract is used as a natural remedy to remove toxins and promote healing. A powerful bacteria-fighting rinse can be created using the extract. Fill a medium sized cup with hot water and add a spoonful of grapefruit seed extract to the mixture. Use the spoon to mix the contents of the cup. Once the mixture cools, direct the rinse around your gum line using your cheeks. Concentrate in the grooves of your teeth and hold it in your mouth for at least a minute. Spit out the mixture and repeat the process to ensure that all of the bacteria has been removed.

Goldenseal Rinse

Goldenseal is frequently used as an ointment to treat skin infections. The herb contains antibacterial properties that work to fight infection. Goldenseal can also be used in your oral health care routine to get rid of bad bacteria and plaque buildup. Place a handful of the herb in a small pot of water. Cover the pot and allow it to boil. Add a few slices of lime to the pot in order to counteract the herb's bitter taste. Once it boils, remove the pot and allow the mixture to cool. Gargle with the rinse and work it around the roof of your mouth as well as your gum line. Keep the rinse in your mouth for several minutes, then use warm water to remove it.

Getting rid of periapical periodontitis can quickly turn into an uphill battle. Therefore, use these antibacterial rinses to prevent the disease from forming. Talk to a dentist, like Preferred Family Dental, for more help.