Salt provides immense relief to denture wearers during the adjustment phase. It helps reduce swelling and pain in the gums.
salt remedy for denture pain
It also inhibits growth of bacteria in the mouth and reduces the risk of mouth sores or dry mouth.
Remove your dentures and gently rub your gums with salt for a few seconds. Rinse it off with warm water. Do this once daily.
Alternatively, add ½ to 1 teaspoon of salt to a glass of lukewarm water and use it to rinse your mouth. Do this twice daily until the swelling subsides.
Cloves are another excellent remedy for denture users who are suffering from gum pain. Eugenol, the main ingredient in clove, has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Thus, it works as pain reliever and also helps disinfect your mouth.
Grind a few cloves to get ½ teaspoon of the powder.
Mix a few drops of olive oil in the ground cloves.
Apply it around your sore gums.
Wait 5 minutes, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Repeat twice daily until you can wear your dentures without discomfort.
Black Tea Bags
To successfully reduce gum pain caused by dentures, use a black tea bag.
black teabag for denture pain
Black tea is full of tannic acid, an astringent that helps reduce pain as well as swelling of the gums. Tannic acid also repels bad bacteria.
Steep a black tea bag in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
Remove the tea bag and set it aside to cool off.
Hold it on the affected gum area for 10 to 15 minutes.
Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water.
Repeat once or twice daily for a few days.
Do not eat or drink anything except water before and during this treatment.
To reduce gum pain, you can use turmeric for its pain-relieving properties. The compound curcumin in turmeric has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain, swelling and inflammation of the gums.
use turmeric for denture pain
It can even prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the mouth.
Make a paste of ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and a few drops of water.
Apply the paste on the painful gums.
Allow it to sit for 5 minutes, then gently massage the gums for a couple of minutes.
Rinse your mouth thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Use this home treatment twice daily for at least a week.
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