10 Home Remedies For Swollen Gums

Home Remedies For Swollen Gums

Home Remedies For Swollen GumsThe problem of swollen gums is also known as “Gingival Swelling”. Swollen gums may result in a lot of pain and discomfort. Common causes of swollen gums include gum injury, infection, allergy and so on.
Common symptoms of swollen gums include pain in the gums, bleeding from gums, increased interspaces between the teeth and so on. The problem of swollen gums can be cured with different home remedies.

Home Remedies for Swollen Gums


You can mix clove oil with black pepper and apply on the affected area to treat the pain and inflammation associated with swollen gums. Clove oil can also be directly applied to reduce the swelling. You can also chew some cloves to deal with the problem of swollen gums.

Clove Oil


You can prepare a paste with the use of ginger and salt. Rub this paste directly on the affected area to reduce the pain and swelling resulting from swollen gums.



You can also boil lemon juice in a glass of water. Gargling with this mixture 2 times in a day can help in treating the problem of swollen gums. You can rinse your mouth with lemon juice mixed with essence of rose flower 2 – 3 times in a day to cure the problem of swollen gums.

Apply Lemon Juice

Salt Water

Rinsing mouth with warm water containing salt (1 tablespoon) can also help in the treatment of swollen gums. It is important to note that this remedy can provide only a temporary relief from the problem of swollen gums.

Salt Water

Baking Soda

Baking soda can be used as a home remedy for swollen gums. Massaging affected area with a mixture of baking soda and turmeric extract can help in curing the problem of swollen gums. You can also use baking soda for brushing your teeth.

Baking Soda


You can also prepare a mouth wash by mixing oils such as peppermint, tea tree and chamomile oil. Rinsing mouth with this mixture can give highly effective results. Further, you can also add a few drops of tea tree oil in the toothpaste. Brushing teeth on a daily basis with this mixture can also help in the treatment of swollen gums.

Chamomile Essential Oils

Castor Seeds

A paste can be prepared by mixing castor seeds oil and camphor and applied on the swollen gums (in the morning and evening) to obtain relief from the problem of gum bleeding and swelling associated with swollen gums.

Castor Oil

Lawsonia Inermis Leaves

You can also boil lawsonia inermis leaves in a glass of water for a period of 10 – 15 minutes. Gargling with this mixture 2 times in a day can also help in curing the symptoms of swollen gums.

Lawsonia Inermis Leaves

Aloe Vera Gel

You can also rub aloe vera gel on the affected area to reduce gum bleeding and pain resulting from swollen gums. Gargling with aloe vera gel can also help in treating the problem of swollen gums.

Apply Aloe Vera Gel

Bark Of Babul Tree

Bark of babul tree can be boiled in water to prepare a mouthwash. This mouthwash can be used for gargling 3 – 4 times in day to cure the inflammation resulting from swollen gums.

Bark Of Babul Tree


  • You have GUM DISEASE…go to the dentist and get it treated. These remedies are bull—-…

    • Darkchief117

      Going to the dentist doesn’t always help treat gum disease you know, you have to do stuff on the side as well. And besides the Salt in Warm water trick actually works, I use it for my gums and I notice a big difference.

    • e.e hoop

      not always true

    • Petar Posavec

      Not always accurate. My gums become swollen sometimes after eating toasted sandwiches. They wreak havoc sometimes on my mouth and result in swollen gums.

    • Ramona Janzegers Pippin

      Actually these remedies are helpful to me who is being treated by an oral surgeon and I can’t seem to get rid of the inflammation in one area.

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