10 Home Remedies To Reduce Gum Swelling And Gum Pain In Minutes
By Oren Gutman
From Family Health Freedom Network
Oral health can be a bit tricky. The only way to know if you’re doing something wrong is to feel the instance pain that usually accompanies bacteria build up and tooth decay. Even if you are brushing regularly, there is no guarantee you will avoid symptoms of tooth decay. Luckily what follows below will provide you with the natural remedies to help eliminate your swollen gums.
Why your gums swell
Although it might happen regularly gum swelling is not a natural occurrence. Gum swelling can be due to a number of issues, such as gingivitis, infection, nutritional deficiencies or pregnancy.
Other common causes for swollen gums include poorly fitting dentures or other oral fixtures, smoking (especially excessive smoking) or use of tobacco products, sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash, an injury, or incorrect brushing or flossing techniques.
What Can Help?
A Cold Compress
Cold compresses can provide quick relief for sore or swollen gums. Cold compress not only help to reduce pain they also help prevent and reduce swelling. Unlike most instances of swollen body parts that require that require the compress to be placed on the injured area, with swollen gums it is only necessary to hold the compresses against your face, not directly on the swollen gums.
Frist, soak a clean cloth in cool water and wring out the excess liquid. Next hold the cloth against your face for 5 minutes. You can also use a bag of frozen peas in a thin towel. Remember only hold the compress on your face for 5 minute or until you feel the area becoming a bit numb. Remove the compress from your face for about 10 minutes then repeat 2- 3 more times.
Gargle Salt Water
Gargling salt water might not seem like the most innovative way of maintaining oral health, but by gargling water with higher sodium content you can kill of much of the bacteria that cause swollen gums. Gargling salt water also helps to prevent infections in the mouth that might lead to other health issues.
First make sure to brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush as not to further irritate your gums. Next ad about 2-3 tea spoons of salt to a cup of water, mix the solution well and begin rinsing your mouth with it. Make sure to slosh it over your gums. Repeat this cleaning proses 2-3 times a day.
Turmeric is common household spice with amazing health properties. One of turmeric’s many uses is as a home remedy for swollen gums. Turmeric if full of curcumin, which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain, swelling and inflammation.
To make a cleansing paste, mix ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder with a little water to make a paste. Then apply this paste on the gums with your clean finger, make sure to leave this paste on for 5 minutes. Once the 5 minutes are up rinse your mouth out and massage your gums gently for 1 minute with a clean finger. Repeat twice daily for 1 to 2 weeks.
Using any one of these three home remedies you can prevent or eliminate swollen gums and steer clear of many other oral health issues.
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