Gum swelling is caused by any number of factors. When people don’t practice proper dental hygiene, bacteria in the mouth forms plaque on the teeth. These bacteria may cause your gums to become inflamed, which results in red, swollen, or bleeding gums.
Healthy gums play a major role not only for your dental health, but for your overall health as well.
If you are suffering from gum swelling that lasts longer than a few days, you should contact your dental professional.
While you wait for your appointment, there are a few things you can do to alleviate the severity of the swelling and discomfort.
TURMERIC REMEDY TO REDUCE GUM SWELLING AND GUM PAIN
Michael Tierra, co-author of “The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs“, highlighted that turmeric contains strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it an effective and excellent medicine for gum problems. Being an antiseptic, turmeric reduces inflammation caused due to bacterial infections.
- one-quarter-teaspoon of turmeric powder
How to make:
- Mix one-quarter-teaspoon of turmeric powder with a little water to make a paste.
How to use:
- Apply the mixture on the gums.
- Leave it on for 5 minutes, then massage gently for 1 minute.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water.
- Repeat twice daily for 2-3 days.
CASTOR OIL TO REDUCE GUM SWELLING AND GUM PAIN
Castor oil has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. All these properties of castor oil make it one of the very good remedies for swollen gums.
Simply rub the castor oil on your swollen gums for few minutes or make a paste by mixing camphor in castor oil. Rub it on your gums. It will treat the swollen gums.
- Don’t use toothpastes and mouthwashes that irritate your gums. Change your toothpaste if you find it is hurting the affected area. Mouthwash that contains alcohol may irritate swollen gums.
- Don’t use alcohol and tobacco, since both those substances can irritate your gums further.
- Don’t ignore the problem. Begin taking action to help reduce the swelling, and see a professional to ensure the swelling in your gums isn’t a symptom of something more serious.