The gums can swell for various reasons: dental disease, lack of vitamins, hard toothbrush, tartar, damage to the mucous membrane when eating too hard or dry food - there are many reasons. But the question that arises in this case is always the same - how to rinse your mouth if your gums hurt, so as not to immediately run to the doctor. After all, sometimes you can get rid of the problem yourself.
Buy one of the products at the pharmacy: Romazulan, Chlorhexidine, Miramistin, Stomatidin, Malavit or any other that the pharmacy worker advises after you report your problem. Modern medications are effective enough to relieve pain and soothe swollen gums.
The use of medications does not cancel or replace the visit to the dentist. After all, it is quite possible that the problem is much more serious than you think, and no amount of independent efforts will lead to anything good.
Folk remedies for rinsing
Triple broth. For painful swollen gums, a decoction of sage, chamomile and oak bark is effective. Sage and chamomile have anti-inflammatory properties, and oak bark is astringent. To prepare the broth, mix all three components (it is better if they are in dried chopped form), take 1 tbsp. this mixture and brew with a glass of boiling water. Put in a water bath for 15-20 minutes, let cool slightly, strain and rinse your mouth every one and a half to two hours until the gums are completely healed. You can make a decoction from one component, but in order to achieve a faster positive effect, it is wiser to use all three, and then the swollen gums will stop hurting and re-inflamed.
Infusion of lingonberry leaves. Add 1 tbsp. lingonberry leaves in a ladle, pour 250 ml of water, put on fire. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer covered for half an hour. Remove the ladle from the heat, cover with a warm cloth and leave to infuse. After one and a half to two hours, remove, strain, bring the volume to 250 ml by adding boiled water, and rinse your mouth every 2-3 hours.
Lingonberry leaves contain benzoic acid, which has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. Thanks to her, the swelling and soreness of the gums quickly disappears.
Hydrogen peroxide. In ½ cup warm water, add 20 drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution and use to rinse your gums after each meal. If you are afraid to use peroxide or it was not in your home medicine cabinet, dilute 0.5 tsp in a glass of warm water. sea salt and baking soda and rinse at the same frequency as for the peroxide. To get the maximum effect, add 1 drop of 5% iodine tincture to the solution.
Propolis. A fairly common way to relieve swelling and soreness of the gums. Use 20% propolis tincture as a rinse solution. Dissolve 0.5 tsp in half a glass of warm water. tincture and rinse your mouth at intervals of half an hour.