How to Stop Gum Pain Quickly

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 6 Quick Solutions for Gum Pain | Cause of Sensitive Gums | Prevent Inflamed Gums

 Your gums are often on the receiving end of a lot of abuse. The soreness, inflammation or aching pain caused by sensitive gums can be the result of many different factors, some a result of an infection and others a natural response from our bodies.

Furthermore, gum soreness can be an early indicator of gingivitis and periodontal disease if left untreated.

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of experiencing pain from inflamed or sensitive gums, how do you get quick relief without visiting the dentist?

6 Quick Solutions for Gum Pain 

1. Turmeric Paste

Raw tumeric paste in a bowl on a wooden surface

The rhizomes, or roots, of turmeric (Curcuma Longa) and ginger (Zingiber Officinale), have similar properties and effects. Both come from the same plant family and both display anti-inflammatory effects that can quickly minimize the soreness experienced from gum pain.

Turmeric has even been shown to reduce pain as well as ibuprofen does.

Recipe:

    • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
    • 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
    • 1 tablespoon of water.
    • Stir into a paste.
    • Apply to sensitive or inflamed gums for 10-15 minutes.
    • Rinse your mouth with water. Repeat 2 to 3 times a day or until gum pain subsides.

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    2. Ginger Paste

    Recipe:

    • 1 inch of ginger root (peeled, minced, and mashed)
    • 1/2 tablespoon of salt
    • 1 tablespoon of water.
    • Mash and stir into a paste.
    • Apply to inflamed or sensitive gums for 10-15 minutes.
    • Rinse your mouth with water. Repeat 2 to 3 times a day or until gum pain subsides.

    3. Aloe Vera Gel

    Aloe Vera gel on wooden spoon with aloe vera leaf on table

    From soothing burns to reducing inflamed gums, the aloe vera plant remains one of nature's most useful holistic remedies. Aloe vera gel is a natural, healthy solution to gum pain that can be extracted from the plant itself. The gel contains chemical compounds called anthraquinones that exhibit anti-inflammatory properties.

    Recipe:

    • Purchase an aloe vera leaf at your local grocery store and extract the gel (easy instructions here: Extracting Aloe Vera Gel).
    • Apply the gel to inflamed and sensitive gums to experience gradual pain relief.
    • Rinse your mouth with water. Repeat 2-3 times a day or until gum pain subsides.

    4. Vitamin C, Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Oil, and Clove Oil Spray

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    Vitamin C can soothe symptoms of gingivitis and help relieve sore gums immediately. It’s powerful antioxidant properties have actually been shown to help increase the healing process of painful, bleeding, aching, and swollen gums.

    Tea tree and clove oil, two other anti-inflammatory/antimicrobial oils, have also carried various ayurvedic (holistic medicine) applications throughout history.

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    Application:

    • Use Dr. Brite’s Soothe and Restore Oral Spray on sore gums throughout the day or as many times as necessary.
    • Experience immediate relief from sensitive and inflamed gums.
    • As a bonus, enjoy fresher breath as a result of the peppermint and menthol crystals present in the spray.

    Avoid the hassle of mixing ingredients every time you experience gum pain.

    5. Salt Water Rinse

    Woman mixing salt with water

    In 2016, scientists discovered exactly why salt water rinses are efficacious. They determined that salt does not directly kill bacteria but instead stimulates the cells in your mouth to generate the proteins it needs to fight the bacteria. Take that, gingivitis!

    Recipe:

    • Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt in one cup of warm water.
    • Swish the mixture in your mouth for 15 seconds at a time.
    • Use the entire cup of liquid. Repeat 3 times a day until the gum pain subsides and the sensitivity in your gums is reduced.

    6. Vitamin C Mouthwash

    Dr. Brite Vitamin C Mouthwash

    Almost every mineral, plant, essential oil and vitamin mentioned on this page can be found in Dr. Brite’s Mint Mouthwash.

    Much like the oral spray mentioned above, our mouthwash is convenient and more effective on gum pain than using each ingredient in isolation. It’s so safe you can drink it. Yes. You read that right.

    Application:

    • Rinse with Dr. Brite’s Mint Mouthwash 3 times a day to alleviate the gum pain and soreness associated with sensitive gums and gingivitis.
    • Repeat daily even after gum pain subsides as part of your daily oral care routine to prevent gingivitis or gum sensitivity.

    What causes sensitive gums?

    Teeth reacting to inflamed gums

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The blame for gum sensitivity or inflammation often falls on improper oral hygiene like failing to floss daily. What most people don’t realize is that tender gums can be the result of a variety of factors that often go beyond flossing.

    Diet

    The saliva your body generates naturally contains sugar, or glucose, as it's also known. A person with a diet high in sugar (excessive sweets, excessive sodas, etc.) will overload their body with more than it can make use of.


    This excess glucose is secreted through your saliva which in turn coats your gums and your teeth, facilitating the growth of the plaque/bacteria building around them.
    In short, poor diets deposit unsafe amounts of substances in our bodies. This leads to sensitive or inflamed gums, gingivitis and eventually periodontal disease if left untreated.

    Stiff Toothbrush Bristles

    Gums are connective tissues that effectively cement your teeth in place and protect their roots from damage. Despite their strengthening ability, they’re highly susceptible to excessive force.

    Using a toothbrush with hard or stiff bristles aggravates the gum tissue, making them sensitive and vulnerable to irritation, swelling, and bleeding. Continued use of a stiff bristle can eventually lead to receding gums; a condition where the gum tissue surrounding your teeth pulls away from them.

    It’s very easy to develop gum disease once the seal surrounding your teeth is broken. Consider it similar to opening your front door to intruders--if the opportunity exists, bacteria will set into your open gums and cause the inflammation that makes them sensitive.

    Pregnancy Gingivitis

    Hormonal changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy can often lead to gingivitis. Increased levels of hormones like estrogen can diminish the bodies ability to fight infection, raising the chances of inflammation and sensitivity in the gum tissue.

    Gingivitis or gum sensitivity occurring as a result of pregnancy is an unavoidable effect. The rise in hormonal levels is a direct result of the pregnancy that can be mitigated with medication but not prevented.

    Dental Fixtures (Braces, dentures, etc.)

    Several types of fixtures or appliances are used in a person’s mouth to correct improper alignment of their teeth or jaw. These mechanisms are attached in direct contact with the teeth and gum line. As a result, they pull on the gum line in a painful manner.

    Adjustment of the appliances positioning or tightness may be necessary to avoid receding gums. Failure to do this can result in gum sensitivity and vulnerability that causes inflammation.

    How do you prevent inflamed or sensitive gums?

    Floss and Brush Daily

    A toothbrush is effective for removing the buildup of food and bacteria on the surface of your teeth. It is ineffective, however, in accessing the spaces between your teeth. Using floss will allow you to remove the food particles lodging themselves in between your teeth.

    Failure to remove these food particles on a daily basis will lead to a buildup of plaque around the roots of your teeth and gum line. Plaque buildup can cause gingivitis and eventually periodontal disease if left untreated.

    Regular Mouthwash Use

    Providing your mouth with the vitamins and minerals it needs to combat plaque buildup is incredibly easy to do. With daily use of an effective mouthwash, bacteria can be diminished and gum sensitivity can be reduced.

    Dr. Brites Mint or Wildberry Mouthwash delivers a powerful amount of beneficial nutrients your mouth needs to combat the bacteria that leads to gingivitis or periodontal disease. We work hard to make gum sensitivity and soreness preventable with holistic oral care products.

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    Minimize Stress

    Asking someone to avoid stress is like walking into a rainstorm expecting not to get wet. It’s inevitable that most of us will face stressful situations various times throughout the day. Stress is part of our daily lives. How much of that stress we allow to affect us is totally within our control.

    Tense situations trigger the release of cortisol, a stress hormone that triggers your body's ‘fight-or-flight’ instinct and raises the risk of inflammation throughout. Just...let it go…

    Dietary Changes

    Like we mentioned above, avoid consuming excessively fatty or sugary foods and drinks. Your gums and your entire body will thank you for it.

    Regular Teeth Cleanings

    Visiting the dentist for regular removal of plaque from your teeth prevents the buildup that can lead to gingivitis or gum pain. Despite implementing a daily flossing and brushing routine, it’s still possible to experience plaque buildup.

    This plaque cannot be removed without the use of specific instruments by a professional who knows how to avoid damaging your gums and teeth.

    Why Do Gums Need a Mouthwash and Healing Spray with Vitamin C?

    Because vitamin C is crucial to the body’s overall healing processes, co-founder of Dr. Brite and dentist of 20 years, Dr. Pooneh Ramezani, recommends using oral care that contains this essential vitamin.

    Here's why from Dr. Ramerzani: 

    “Traditional mouthwashes and oral sprays that are used to treat the symptoms of gum disease usually contain an ingredient called chlorhexidine. This intense, drying ingredient doesn’t taste good, is incredibly drying to the oral cavity, and it can stain the tongue an unsightly brown color. It was my mission to create a product that could comfort and ease gum pain without the negative effects of chlorhexidine.

    Dr. Sabo and Dr. Pooneh

    So, I teamed up with Dr. Paris Sabo, MD, who is my sister and who is also a breast cancer surgeon, to formulate great-tasting and effective alternatives. And that’s how our mouthwashes and Soothe & Restore Oral Spray came to fruition.”

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