2 Herbal Teas To Help Get Rid Of Gum Sensitivity After A Sinus Elevation

30 September 2016
 Categories: Dentist, Blog


Premature tooth loss and severe gum disease are a few issues that can cause you to experience early bone loss. If this bone loss occurs towards the back of your mouth near your molars, then your dentist may recommend getting a sinus elevation. A sinus elevation is a surgical procedure that is meant to restore bone growth in the areas that are low on bone. This is needed if you plan to get dental implants in the near future. Once a sinus elevation is completed, you may experience gum sensitivity. This can make it difficult to use your mouth immediately after the procedure. Fortunately, there are a few herbal teas that you can use to help reduce the gum sensitivity.

Coriander and Lemon Tea

Coriander is most commonly used to help with inflammation, swelling and other pain caused by arthritis or muscle soreness. Coriander works well when turned into a tea because it is filled with analgesic properties. These properties transform the herb into a simple pain reliever. This pain reliever can be used immediately after your sinus elevation in order to get your gum sensitivity under control. Lemon can be added to the tea in order to act as an antibacterial and keep your mouth clean of any contaminants. In order to make a coriander and lemon tea, start by adding a few spoonfuls of dry coriander to a small pot along with several lemon slices. If you want your tea to be sweet, then you can add a natural sweetener. Allow the small pot to simmer for a few minutes before placing it on the side to cool. Drink your coriander and lemon tea throughout the day for the best results.

Kelp Tea

You may have seen kelp on your most recent beach visit. While the herb is a staple in ocean waters it is also frequently found in herbal teas. The herb is a popular ingredient because it contains analgesic properties. As a result, the herb is often used to treat internal issues. You can find dried kelp at the store near other spices and dried herbs. Place a spoonful of the dried kelp in a cup and fill the cup with hot water. Allow the herb to soak overnight, then warm up the kelp tea overnight in a microwave. Drink kelp tea first thing in the morning and after your daily meals in order to get rid of any discomfort.

Herbal teas are often some of the easiest ways to get rid of gum sensitivity gently. Therefore, use these teas immediately after your sinus elevation procedure. For more information, talk to your dentist.