The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.