What Is Pyria? How Can It Be treated?

If your gums bleed easily after eating or brusing your teeth you may have early onset of pyria. Pyria is the technical term for gum disease, which usually occurs when gum health decays and you end up with bleeding gums. Pyria is ususally a symptom of poor dental hygiene, where the person is not brushing often, or not adequately enough leading to bacteria growth in and around the gums.


Pyria can be treated easily by a dentist or dental hygienist, and gums can be repaired, however teeth cannot be repaired and will often decay beyond the point of repair by the time high levels of pyria set in.

It’s important for people to brush over the gum-line and floss in-between teeth at least twice a day; brushing gently but thoroughly taking care to brush over all the teeth as well as the gums. Brushing for 3 minutes is a good rough time for thorough brushing. It may help to purchase a 3 minute sand timer and leave in the bathroom for the purpose of timing your brush, as it’s common for people to underestimate how long 3 minutes really is.

Failing to maintain a proper dental hygiene results in the formation of dental plaque. This eventual hardens and turns into calculus or tartar. While it is possible to remove tartar buildup yourself we recommend visiting a dentist or dental hygienist for deep cleaning.

What happens if you don’t brush and floss regularly?

Failing to do so could result in tooth loss and gum infection is severe cases. On the onset of pyria, patients usually suffer from swollen or reg gums, their teeth becomes more sensitive and cannot eat hot or cold foods, and may even give off bad breath, which can be particularly pungent.

Reversing the early onset of Pyria

During initial symptoms of pyria, corrective measures can be taken, after brushing use a half water water 3% hydrogen peroxide solution to rinse your mouth, alternatively you may use listerine or corsodyl.

Diet and Nutrition Can Help

Vitamin C from citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons can aid is gum restoration and milk, yoghurt and leafy vegetables have calcium which build bones and teeth.

Pyria can be reversed pretty quickly after treatment as the gums tend to heal back very quickly, when caught during early stages a complete reversal of the disease is possible, when left til too late there may be permanent damage, and the risk of infection if the bacteria make their way into the root of the teeth and jawbone.

Further action for serious cases

Suffers of pyria are urged to seek immediate professional attention from a dental hygienist, and meanwhile rise thoroughly with an anti bacterial mouthwash and brush frequently.