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Gum pain or tender gums, caused by vigorous brushing of teeth, scurvy, poor dental hygiene or wisdom teeth, are common complaints. While several over-the-counter prescription drugs can treat the irritation, quite a few home cures are available for gum problems.
Gum pain is a symptom of a number of dental health problems including periodontal disease, burns, growths, lesions, abrasions and infections. There are a number of home remedies for gum pain. Some are so simple that necessary ingredients can be found in almost everyone’s pantry. However, it is strongly advised that you visit your dental health professional as soon as you experience gum pain in order to diagnose and treat the underlying condition causing it.
* Use a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water as a rinse for your gums and teeth. Salt will help to pull infection out of the gums or tooth and soothe the inflamed gums.
* Peroxide is another remedy for gum inflammation that you can try for your sore gums. Use half a glass of peroxide with half a glass of water. Hydrogen peroxide kills the bacteria that are causing a gum inflammation.
* Add a few drops of peppermint oil to a glass of water to reduce inflammation. Peppermint oil is an astringent, which will shrink gum tissues.
* Use these rinses to reduce the inflammation in your gums and relieve the pain. Once gums have returned to normal size, the pain typically disappears as well.
Pain Relief: -
* Apply an ice pack to your face in the area where the gums are inflamed and painful. This treatment will relieve the pain while you are waiting for a dental appointment.
* Use bergamot oil directly on the affected area or added to water for a mouth rinse. Bergamot is used in herbal medicine as an antiseptic and can treat a variety of gum sores.
* You can also apply clove oil directly on your sore gums. Clove is a common ingredient in dental rinses. Tea bags applied directly to sore gums will release tannic acid that can relieve pain and provide an antiseptic at the same time.
* Do not apply aspirin directly to your sore gums. This can cause the gums to become damaged further.
Home Remedies: -
Crush petals of the marigold flower to extract the juice. Mix a couple of teaspoons of this juice with half the quantity of vinegar and massage the mixture directly on to the sore area of the gums to reduce swelling, infection and pain. You could also mix 1 teaspoon of goldenseal powder with one-quarter teaspoon of myrrh tincture and a glass of water to use as a gargle. Other effective natural remedies for gum trouble include massaging the sore area with a paste of baking soda and water, holding a wet tea bag against the gum and applying an ice pack on the cheek or lip over the painful gum area.