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Home Remedies for Swelling in Gums

HSwelling in gums is a very common problem and usually occurs due to improper oral care. Learn how home remedies can help you get rid of the swelling and pain in gums. Remember, precaution is better than cure. Read on to learn how to take proper oral care.

Swelling in gums are very painful and the sufferer wants to get immediate relief. There are many ways in which you can get relief from the swelling and pain but most of them are not cures. There is some deep underlying problem that is responsible for the swelling in your gums. If home remedies do not work and the pain and swelling continues, you need to consult a dentist and probably undergo treatment.

However, even in the most critical situation, you can get relief from the pain and swelling if you follow the home remedies as directed.


Home Remedies for Swelling in Gums

  • Add salt to warm water and rinse your mouth with it. The proportion of salt should be high i.e., 3 tbsp of salt in one glass of warm water. Gargle with this water and let it stay in your mouth for at least 30 seconds. Swoosh the water around inside your mouth so that it covers your teeth and gums thoroughly. Do not rinse your mouth with plain water immediately if you want to have relief from the pain for longer time.

  • If you suffer from swelling and infection in your gums more often, make a habit of brushing your teeth 3 times a day. Do not forget to rinse your month after every meal. Carry out proper hygiene.

  • Try to floss daily and make it a habit. However, when there is swelling and pain, you will find it difficult to floss.

  • If the swelling does not subside for a couple of days, see a dentist and go through the treatment prescribed.
Normally it is observed that swelling and pain in gums is a result of poor practice of oral care. If you are not careful and take care of your teeth and gums throughout that day and all through your life, you can have lots of teeth and gum problems. There is a sticky film of bacteria that accumulates on your teeth and results in such type of problems.

The gums can get discolored or become unusually red. If you have a sore near the gums it is also a result of improper care of the gums. Taking care of gums is very important as they hold the teeth firmly in their place and do not let the socket get loose. It is better to see your doctor if you see any kind of gum problem that persists for some period of time.

Never take the gum problems lightly because they are a threat to your entire oral health. Doctors also believe that some digestive and other related problems are also a result of bad oral health. If you start seeing any problem for the first time, make it a habit of rinsing your mouth after every meal and take daily oral care properly.

It is advisable to everyone that he brushes his teeth twice daily and just, as brushing in the morning is important, it is equally important before you go to bed at night. Simply rinsing your mouth will not help you get rid of all food particles. If you brush your teeth at night, it will not invite bacteria to work on your teeth and cause problems. Keeping your teeth and gums is the most important thing and you should take care of it throughout the day.

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