Gum Pain and Irritation

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Many possibilities can create irritation and cause inflammation to the gums, making it painful and sore. For aching gums, you should try these simple and easy home remedies:

  • Rinsing your mouth with warm/lukewarm saltwater.
  • Use toothbrushes with soft bristles.
  • Take over the counter painkillers (ex. Acetaminophen, such as Tylenol).
  • Mouthwash that contains fluoride and hydrogen peroxide.
  • Soothing gels that can be applied directly to the gums.
  • Consuming yogurt with live cultures can ease inflammation.

However, of the swelling, inflammation, and irritation last up to more than a week, you may want to visit your dentist to determine signs of gingivitis. By brushing your teeth and flossing regularly, you can bring your gum back to normal. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, which causes painful pockets of abscesses that result in permanent tooth loss. It is essential to take care of your oral health, especially gum diseases, since a recent study shows that it may link to heart disease.

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