If you have painful, swollen gums; do not panic you are in the right place. Read on to find out how you can find relief from swollen gums right at home!
You don't need to spend much money in anti-inflammatories or other pills to take care of your swollen gums. But first you need to understand how you got to where you are. There are a number of conditions that cause swollen gums. The most common cause is gingivitis; a mild gum disease that results from bacterial buildup on the teeth around the gum line due to poor oral hygiene.
In order to take of your puffy gums, all you'll need is some good old clove oil, apply it and wait for the relief.
Why it works you ask? Clove oil is age-old home remedy that is often used to treat swollen gums. But what is it exactly in clove oil? Remember that your gums are swelling as a result of bacteria; so, Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol, which acts as an anesthetic and antibacterial agent. Clove oil is anti-inflammatory and anti fungal. Eugenol is one of many essential oil components to be used in root canal therapy, periodontal therapy, and to treat abscesses.
Clove oil has antibacterial, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce infection and swelling around the gums. To use it just dip a clean tissue, cotton swab, or cotton ball into the oil and wipe it over the gums at the point of the pain.
Just follow these simple instructions, you can also use clove oil mixed with black pepper to decrease inflammation and pain. Reapply every few hours. You could also chew on cloves to reduce swelling and relieve pain or you may also want to rinse your mouth with a solution of water and a few drops of clove oil.
Apply clove oil on the swollen gums and massage very gently.
Leave it on.