Sore swelling gums are caused by poor oral hygiene that leads to dental condition. Swelling gums is a symptom of some underlying diseases that needs to be treated. Unhealthy gums can bleed and will release pus caused by certain infections. In most cases, it is usually bacterial in nature.
Causes of sore swelling gums
- Oral and gum infections
- Poor nourishment or suffering from malnutrition
- Suffering from conditions like leukemia and periodontitis
- Allergies on food
Treatment and home remedies of sore and swelling gums
- Eat varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin C which has essential elements that helps in treating oral and dental problems such as the gums. Eat oranges and other citrus fruits help in strengthening the teeth and gums.
- Mix salt and ground ginger to make a paste. Apply the mixture on the affected area in order to treat the soreness of the gums.
- In a glass of boiled water squeeze a lemon into it, then gargle the solution, helps in minimizing swelling of the gums and eliminate bad odor of the mouth that can cause infections.
- Mix 50 grams of essence of rose flower and half of lemon juice. Put it in the mouth for as long as needed. This must be done at least four times every day to help bring back the gum into its normal health.
- Obtain Vitamin D in the body by exposing to the sun at least 10-15 minutes twice a week. Vitamin D has anti-inflammatory properties that help in minimizing the risk of gum diseases, but avoid exposure to the sun during high noon such as from 10AM-3PM in order to avoid the risk of sunburn and skin cancer.
- Brush the teeth at least twice every day in the morning and in the evening after every meal. Use soft nylon bristle toothbrush that effectively clean without causing irritation on the gums. Use gum protection toothpaste that helps in preventing gingivitis.
- Floss between the teeth at least once a day in order to help remove the plaque that a toothbrush cannot reach.
- Rinse the mouth using pure water or saltwater solution. Saltwater solution helps in minimizing swelling of the gums and it has antibacterial elements that helps in eliminating contaminants from the mouth and relaxes inflamed gums.
- Apply warm and cold compress to the affected area since this helps in providing relief from sore and swollen gums. Make a hot compress by soaking a clean face cloth in warm water. Wring out excess water and then place the facecloth against the face until the pain is minimized. Prepare a cold compress by wrapping a few pieces of ice cubes in a clean cloth or a paper towel or a bag of frozen vegetables and hold the compress against the face until swelling is minimized and the affected area becomes numb.