Home remedy for swollen gums around wisdom tooth

Swollen gums can be very painful and irritating and need to be treated at the earliest to avoid becoming a nuisance. One of the best home remedies for swollen gums is a paste of ginger and salt. This salt and ginger paste can be rubbed on to the swollen gums and left to sit for a while to reduce the inflammation and pain. Gargling twice a day with a mixture of warm water and lemon juice is also a good home cure for swollen gums.

As an immediate relief many people even use a mixture of warm water and salt to gargle their mouth while suffering from swollen gums. Tea tree oil and cranberry juice can also be used to rinse the mouth regularly as they have very effective antibiotic and anti-bacterial properties which can help in treating swollen gums.

Essential oils of peppermint, almond and spearmint can also be used as effective home remedies for swollen gums. Another helpful cure for swollen gums is bergamot oil. This oil contains powerful antiseptic properties which help in fighting oral bacteria. Bergamot oil can either be directly applied on the swollen gums or can even be used as a mouthwash to rinse regularly.

answered by G M

What causes swelling in the gums?

The gums are the fleshy part in which the teeth are anchored in the mouth. This part of the mouth is quite sensitive to heat and cold and is often damaged when one is suffering from mouth ulcers or other forms of irritation in the mouth. Gum swelling may also occur in some individuals when there is an infection in the affected area. In some cases, misaligned teeth may hamper blood supply to the gums, thus leading to the development of swelling.

There are many possible causes for swollen gums. These include malnutrition, vitamin C deficiency, poor oral hygiene, fungal infections, viral infections, malnutrition and poorly fitted dentures. One of the other causes of swollen gums would be the type of toothpaste or the type of mouthwash that is used. In order to deal with the condition, one needs to find the underlying cause so that it can be effectively dealt with. For toothpaste and mouthwash related issues, it is usually easy to figure out the cause as it usually occurs after one has changed brands. One must visit a doctor when suffering from swollen gums as this is necessary in order to determine the underlying cause of the condition so that treatment can commence.

answered by G R

How do I treat swollen gums?

The quickest and easiest way to treat swollen gums is to rinse with a mixture of salt and warm water. This saline solution helps in temporarily numbing pain caused by swollen gums and when used regularly can even cure the problem completely. An Echinacea mouth wash can also be a very effective swollen gums treatment as it has antiseptic properties which can fight bacterial infections and also improve immunity.

Clove oil gently massaged on to the swollen gums is very effective in relieving pain and inflammation. Normal tea bags can also be used to treat swollen gums. Tea bags should be simmered in warm water and then applied on the gums for 2-4 minutes. This remedy can be repeated twice or thrice a day for effective relief from gum swelling.

Peppermint tea can be prepared by boiling 2-3 grams of peppermint and salt in water. This tea can be had two times a day as an effective swollen gums treatment. A paste of water and baking soda can be applied to the gums and rinsed off after a while in order to treat swollen gums. A mouth wash of lemon juice and warm water is also very helpful in relieving swollen and painful gums.

answered by A S

How can I reduce swelling in my gums?

Most dentists will recommend the extraction of a wisdom tooth especially if there is discomfort experienced on account of the wisdom tooth growing sideways or lack or space for the growing tooth and so on. Many a times swelling of the gum is associated with the extraction of the wisdom tooth. Besides this the kind of lifestyle that we live and intake of certain harmful products could also cause swollen gums. Therefore in order to reduce gum swelling one may have to refrain from the consumption of tobacco and even smoking. Another one of the homes remedies to reduce gum swelling is to hold a bag or a cloth containing some ice cubes against the swollen gums. This will help in numbing the area and thereby reduce the pain. One may also use cooling pads to reduce the gum swelling. One may also control the wisdom tooth extraction swelling by taking painkillers and antibiotics as prescribed by the dentist. This will also prevent any infection from affecting the surgery area. Those who want to reduce gum swelling as well as any bleeding that may follow a wisdom tooth extraction may bite on a moistened tea bag for a few minutes. This home remedy is known to be very effective as the tannic acid in tea helps in blood clotting.

answered by A S

The simple way to treat swollen gums is to swish with Myrrh tincture

Put about 20 drops in a little water and swish for up to 30 sec. Do this a minimum of twice a day

If the pain and swelling continue more than one week after treatment, I suggest you have it checked with your local doctor

answered by K S N L

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