One of the earliest stages of periodontal disease is marked by sore gums. Sore gums are mostly a result of some sort of nutritional deficiency. They can also be the result of poor oral hygiene i.e. improper and irregular cleaning of teeth.
One is strongly advised to consult a doctor if the tenderness fails to go away by the end of one-two weeks. While your dentist will surely prescribe you some medicines and advise you to follow some strict regime for oral hygiene, we are presenting here a list of herbal remedies which will make the soreness and tenderness of gums go away.
Remedies For Curing Sore Gums
Cleaning the teeth and massaging the gums using Vitamin E is a great option to cure the soreness in gums. For this purpose one can use Vitamin E liquid obtained from its capsules or even a little amount of witch hazel.
Using the index finger of your hand, massage over your gums slowly and gently in a circular motion. Make sure you massage all your gums and don’t leave any part. This process not only increases blood circulation inside the gums but also cures the soreness and tenderness.
A highly renowned remedy that also acts as an alternate to commercial toothpaste is the mixture of baking soda and salt. Apply this mixture over your teeth and gums. Not only will it perfectly clean your teeth, it will also reduce the tenderness in your gums.
The mixture is prepared using equal parts of both ingredients and you can employ approximately half teaspoon of this preparation every time you brush your teeth. Instead of normal salt, finely ground unflavored popcorn salt can also be used.
Get a new Toothbrush
If you have been suffering from bleeding gums for a fairly long time, you might want to consider buying a new toothbrush. The bristles of an old toothbrush are usually hard and brittle and they brush harshly along the gums causing them to bleed.
A new toothbrush might help in such case as its bristles will be relatively softer and the pressure and harshness on the gums will reduce.
Tea related Remedies
Another great herbal remedy for sore and tender gums is drinking tea. Teas, are mostly defamed for their health hazards. However, if consumed in a prescribed way then herbal teas can effectively help to fight soreness in gums. Applying wet tea bags over your gums will reduce not only pain but also the swelling.
Green tea also does wonders. Just drink some green tea and move it in your mouth with a little force for a relieving effect. Green tea boasts of anti-oxidants which greatly help in enhancing the condition of the gums.
Aloe Vera is a multi-purpose herb and is used to treat a variety of conditions may it be dryness on skin, constipation, wounds, burns or skin irritation. Additionally it can also effectively cure the soreness and tenderness of gums.
Swishing aloe Vera gel along with some water inside the mouth can wonders for the gums and can reduce the swelling and pain. Although it can also cause allergic reaction in few people hence consulting a doctor is strongly advised.