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what can you do if your gums are swollen?

My gums are swollen underneath my tooth on the right side and it looks like it’s getting bigger. What can I do?

Most probably it may be due to gingivitis or periodontitis.

  • Eat foods rich in vitamin C, such as grapefruit, oranges, kiwi fruit, mango, papaya, strawberry, red pepper, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe. Vitamin C can also be taken in supplement form. Vitamin C is believed to help gum disease because it is an antioxidant and is needed to repair connective tissue and accelerate bone regeneration.

  • Apply a drop of tea tree oil which has proven it’s antibiotic properties.

  • Use a soft toothbrush and replace it at least every three to four months.

  • Brush your teeth twice a day, or better yet, after every meal or snack.

  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash.