Gum Inflammation

What Is Gum Inflammation?

Gum Inflammation clinically includes gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. Broadly it is characterized by redness, soreness and swelling of the gums. It is usually caused due to poor oral hygiene and if left untreated can lead to complications later.

What Triggers Inflammation Of Gums ?

  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Mouth infections
  • Plaque
  • Smoking
  • Fluctuations in the hormones
  • Diseases affecting the immune system such as arthritis, lupus and AIDS
  • Adverse/ Side-effects of certain medications

How Would You Know If Your Gums Are Inflamed?

  • You will observe swelling, tenderness and redness in the gums
  • Bleeding in the gums
  • Bad breath
  • Absence of pain
  • In case symptoms worsen, you may get fever also

What Should You Do In Case Your Symptoms Worsens?

  • Unattended gum inflammation can lead to several complications such as gum disease, infections and even tooth loss.
  • Practice good oral hygiene by making sure you brush your teeth twice everyday (morning and night)
  • Makes sure you floss your teeth at least twice a week.
  • In case, home remedies do not work well, make sure you see a dentist at the earliest

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Your dentist will examine your mouth and ask you for your symptoms.
  • Your dentist may suggest a specific tool test to check for the diagnosis of inflammation in the gums.
  • The dentist may recommend dental cleaning (removal of traces of plaque and tartar) and adjustment of dental restoration such as bridges and fitting crowns

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Gum Inflammation?

You can try these effective natural remedies to ease your symptoms and to speed up your recovery:

1. Saline Water

Ingredients: Salt Water

Ways to Use:

To a glass of lukewarm water, add half a teaspoon of salt. Stir it well and rinse your mouth with this mixture 2-3 times a day.

2. Salt and Oil

Ingredients: Salt Mustard Oil Warm Water

Ways to Use:

Add half a teaspoon of salt to mustard oil. Apply the paste on the gums gently for about 1-2 minutes

Rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat this 2-3 times in a day.

3. Baking Soda

Ingredients: Baking Soda Warm Water

Ways to Use:

To a glass of warm water, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of baking soda. Use this water to generously rinse your mouth.

You can also brush your teeth using baking soda and later rinse your mouth with warm water.

4. Apple Clove Oil

Ingredients: Apple Clove Oil

Ways to Use:

Pour a few drops of the apple clove oil to the cotton swab. Place the swab on the affected area for a few minutes.

If possible, gently rub the swab on the gums.


So, if you wish to continue eating chocolates for some more years to come, recall the instructions that were given to you as a kid for healthy teeth. Make sure you practice them for better oral health. Incase troubled by gum inflammation, try these home remedies for instant relief. 

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