Gum pain is often accompanied by redness, bad breath, bleeding, tingling, or numbness. Therefore, it is essential to quickly consult a dentist to rule out the risk of superinfection or periodontitis. This professional will then direct you to personalized treatment for your problem (ill-fitting dental prostheses, mouth ulcers or abscesses, insufficient oral hygiene favoring the appearance of dental plaque, then tartar, infection, etc.). However, the gum pain is sometimes such that we do not say no to some natural remedies from grandmother to relieve himself while waiting for his emergency appointment! If gingivitis makes you suffer, here’s how to calm it down while you wait for a visit to the dental office.
Basic remedies for gum pain
A few simple actions can relieve the pain:
- Massage the painful gum tissue to stimulate blood circulation. To do this, you can use a clean finger. Optionally, soak it in an olive oil/lemon essential oil mixture for more efficiency.
- Place a cool, used green or black tea bag on the sensitive gum tissue to soothe pain and reduce swelling.
- Make mouthwashes with water and baking soda or salt. Baking soda is cleansing and sanitizing. The use of salt will reduce inflammation by improving blood circulation and making your mouth benefit from these antiseptic properties. Count a spoon of powder in a glass of lukewarm water.
- Finally, it is also possible to make a mouthwash with water infused with cloves. The latter (which can also be chewed in the painful area) are analgesics and antiseptics.
Herbs to know against gum pain
As sage is known to be antiseptic and antibacterial, it is not surprising to find it in gum pain remedies. It is found in particular in the form of a gingival gel to be applied by massaging. However, it can also be infused for 10 minutes in water to obtain a very effective mouthwash. It will help relieve swollen and tender gums! Otherwise, you will find in herbalist’s shop fresh mallow leaves with softening virtues to chew.
Clove essential oil shares the same powerful anti-inflammatory power as cloves, but even more concentrated. Apply a drop with a cotton ball to the painful area three times a day. The essential oil of noble laurel is one of the best remedies for gingivitis. This antibacterial essence is indeed useful in many cases of oral problems. You can apply one to two drops neat on the inflamed gum tissue. Finally, the essential oil of Roman chamomile is healing and soothing. You can pour 3 to 5 drops in 15 ml of honey. This will give mouthwash to stop the pain and inflammation in the gums.
Propolis, a little-known aid yet very effective
This very antibacterial agent will calm inflammation of the sensitive gums linked to bacteria. To soothe your sore mouth, you can either chew propolis gum or spray propolis spray several times a day.
Homeopathic remedies to soothe gum pain
Calendula mother tincture mouthwashes (30 drops for half a glass of lukewarm water) twice a day are an excellent pain relief remedy. You can also take 5 granules of Chamomilla Vulgaris 9CH to soothe your suffering. After that, you have to see it on a case by case basis. Kreosotum 5 CH is a good supplement in the case of cavities. Phosphorus 9 CH is recommended for congestive gingivitis. Finally, Mercurius solubilis 9CH is recommended in the event of significant salivation and halitosis. For each of these remedies, count 5 granules per day.
Be careful with gum pain during pregnancy
Induced hormonal changes can cause bleeding gums or increased sensitivity. Therefore, we advise a good follow-up of pregnant women to the dentist to whom the pregnancy must be indicated. And above all, we do not recommend remedies based on essential oils, which can be dangerous for babies!