home remedies to reduce gum swelling

Warm and Cold Compresses

Warm and cold compresses can provide quick relief for sore, swollen gums as they help reduce pain and swelling. You need to hold the compresses against your face, not directly on the swollen gums.

Salt Water

Salt is another effective remedy for swollen gums. It inhibits growth of bacteria in the mouth and prevents infections that may contribute to several oral health issues.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can also help reduce gum inflammation and pain. It can even help kill germs and fight oral problems. For oral health, use food grade, 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution only.

Mix equal parts of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution and water. Swish the solution around your gums and teeth for 30 seconds. Rinse it off with warm water.
Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with enough hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Rub this paste on your gums, wait 1 minute and then rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.
Use either of these treatments 2 or 3 times a week.

Black Tea Bags

Black tea bags have tannins that can help reduce inflammation of the gums. In addition, its antioxidant properties promote good oral health.

Steep a tea bag in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove it and allow it to cool to a bearable temperature.
Hold the tea bag on the affected area of your gums for 10 to 15 minutes.
Rinse your mouth with a warm salt-water solution.
Repeat once daily for a few days.