4 Natural Remedies for Gum Pain Relief

We’re going to guess you’re reading this with painful sore gums and you need a quick gum pain remedy. Gum pain is no joke, especially when you need a solution--fast! We know you’re in pain so let’s cut to it.

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Here are Dr. Brite's 5 dentist-approved remedies to alleviate gum pain and ease swollen gums:

Warm and Cold Compress

  • Step 1: Soak a clean cloth in warm water. Wring out the excess liquid.
  • Step 2: Press the cloth against your cheek over the affected sore gums for 5 minutes.
  • Step 3: Wrap an ice pack (or a bag of veggies) in a thin towel. Hold it against your face for 3 minutes or until your swollen gums become slightly numb.
  • Step 4: Repeat 2-3 more times daily for best results and quick gum pain relief.

(Effect: The warm towel stimulates blood circulation through your swollen gums and the cold compress decreases gum swelling.)

A compress, a candle and a towel

Salt Water Rinse

  • Step 1: Add ½ teaspoon of salt to a glass of lukewarm water.
  • Step 2: Rinse your mouth twice daily until the gum pain or swelling subsides (do not swallow).

 (Effect: The salt naturally promotes rapid healing of your sore gums and effectively inhibits the growth of bacteria in the mouth that causes gum swelling.)

salt in the wooden poon

Turmeric Paste 

  • Step 1: Mix ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder with a little water to make a paste.
  • Step 2: Apply paste to sore gums with a clean finger. Leave it on for 5 minutes.
  • Step 3: Massage your sore gums lightly for 1 minute and rinse your mouth with warm water.

(Effect: Turmeric is a natural root that contains curcumin. Curcumin reduces gum pain and gum inflammation. You'll find it in most grocery stores.)

Turmeric in the jar

Apply Tea Bags

  • Step 1: Steep a tea bag in boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Remove it and allow to cool.
  • Step 2: Press the tea bag under your cheek against your sore gums for 5 minutes.

(Effect: The tannic acid and anti-inflammatory benefits of tea provide quick relief from gum pain.)

tea bags in a row

Oral Pain Relief Spray

  • Step 1: Realize there's an easier way to get quick relief from gum pain.
  • Step 2: Visit Dr. Brite to order ourSoothe & Restore Oral Spray.
  • Step 3: Apply. Feel your gum pain disappear.
  • Step 4: Send Dr. Brite a thank you. (Optional)  

(Result: No gum pain. Reduced gum swelling. Complete peace of mind.)

If you haven’t guessed it already, we’re committed to offering safe and effective oral care products. We use natural ingredients that work harmoniously to safely diminish your gum pain and provide quick relief.

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Dr. Brite oral spray

What exactly is in ourOral Pain Relief Spray?

  • Coconut Oil: contains lauric acid, which has proven antimicrobial effects and eases sore gums.
  • Aloe Vera: anti-inflammatory agents prevent the growth of plaque-causing bacteria in the mouth and soothe irritated, swollen gums.
  • Tea Tree Oil: a natural antiseptic that removes tartar buildup against the gums and freshens breath at the same time.
  • Peppermint: the antibacterial benefits of mint help maintain oral health by keeping your gums and teeth healthy.
  • Clove Oil: eugenol (an ingredient within clove oil) is an anesthetic and disinfectant that reduces inflammation that leads to painful sore gums.

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    We’ve written more about keeping your gums healthy. Read on!


    1. How can you tell if your gums are infected?

    There are a number of signs that a person can look for to determine whether or not their gums are infected. Some of the first signs of gum disease can be seen by looking at a person's gums. People with gum disease often have bleeding, swollen, and even receding gums.

    2. Is lemon good for gums?

    It is good for gums. As a result, any remaining acid on the tooth surface is removed and the acidity of saliva in the mouth is reduced. Suck on some sugar-free gum for a few minutes after drinking the lemon water. It helps neutralize the acidity in your mouth by promoting saliva production. Do not brush your teeth for at least 30 minutes after drinking the lemon water.

    3. Can honey cure gum disease?

    If we talk about general gum disease, there is no doubt that honey can aid in the treatment of gum disease. Honey is a natural preservative and has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. This makes it a good home remedy to combat gum diseases. For good oral health, it is always advisable to maintain a healthy lifestyle. You must establish regular dental visits, refrain from smoking, drink plenty of water, eat a diet rich in vitamins, fruits, vegetables, etc.

    4. Is baking soda good for gum disease?

    It has been shown that baking soda helps kill bacteria that cause gum disease and contributes to better gum health when it is used without bleaching products. You can use baking soda to remove superficial stains and to break up biofilm that irritates the gums.

    5. Is Ginger good for gum disease?

    If you're looking for ways to keep your gums healthy, you may not have considered ginger root. Its anti-inflammatory properties help to maintain healthy gum tissue, making it an excellent choice for warding off gum disease.

    6. What herbs are effective for gum pain?

    Tea tree, peppermint, and chamomile oils work wonderfully to soothe the discomfort of swollen gums. While chamomile oil calms the irritated gums, tea tree and peppermint oils are potent antimicrobials.

    7. Can gum pain heal by itself?

    Usually, sore gums will go away on their own with time, but it may be prudent to see a dentist if any other symptoms do arise. It can be quite helpful to know the greatest methods for soothing soreness in the gums.

    8. How can gum inflammation be reduced?

    Your odds of successfully treating periodontitis and lowering your risk of developing it can both be considerably increased by brushing and flossing at least twice a day, twice a day at night, and by scheduling routine dental exams.

    1 Response



    July 08, 2020

    thanks for the
    information I’m having gum pain problem

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