Inflamed Sore Gums: What Kind Of Medicine Do You Get For Sore Gums?

In almost all cases sore gums or inflamed gums are caused due to poor oral hygiene. In the absence of any other specific information I will have to assume this to be the case. Early ginigivitis is reversible if treated appropriately. But you would need to visit a dentist sometime soon and indulge in regular oral care practices at home. Plaque build up is the main cause of gingivitis and the resultant swelling or even bleeding gums. What you are experiencing is most likely early gingivitis.

A visit to the dentist would help confirm this. It is also possible the soreness is caused as an allergic reaction to certain foods or due to a nutritional deficiency. If you're getting a new wisdom tooth or have an impacted tooth too you could experience gum soreness. The treatment would quite naturally vary depending on the cause, and for a diagnosis with any degree of accuracy you would need to visit a dentist.

A dentist would be able to help by scaling your teeth to get rid of the buildup of tartar. After this treatment is done you would need to observe the strictest oral hygiene, brushing your teeth several times a day. You will also need to floss regularly. All of these measures will help strengthen the gums and reduce the presence of harmful bacteria. Debating or delving over the treatment before a diagnosis will however not help you much so I will recommend some natural remedies that can help relieve the soreness until you do visit a dentist.

  • Make a mixture with a teaspoon of table salt and a tablespoon of mustard oil. Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly and use your finger to apply the mixture over the gums. Massage it in gently for at least thirty seconds after which you can rinse out your mouth and gargle with warm water. Keep up this practice at least twice or thrice a day.
  • Prepare a decoction with the bark of acacia. Dilute and use the decoction as a mouthwash to gargle at least thrice every day.
  • Castor oil and camphor can also be used to prepare quite an effective remedy for sore gums. Just make a paste with a teaspoon of castor oil and a pinch of powdered camphor added in. Gently massage the paste into the gums and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing with warm water.

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