Sore gums can really get a kick out of you with its irritating and throbbing pain. It is usually a sign of underlying oral problems such as gingivitis. It is best to see a dentist immediately for its treatment and diagnosis. But if you deem that it's still best to have natural remedies first here's how to use them.
- Calendula and echinacea. First boil water either on the stove or on the microwave. Have at least a cup of hot water and submerge the calendula and the Echinacea in it for about 15 to 20 minutes. Let it cool and separate the liquid formulation from any solid particles. Place it on a small container and set aside. Gargle with this solution for a good one minute and it will soothe your sore gums
- Herbal teas. Generally herbal tea leaves hold tannic acid, which is an astringent like substance that reduces pain. It could be made from dried green tea leaves, stinging nettle and yarrows. Boil these leaves or pour hot water on prepared teabags to prepare the mixture. Remove the excess leaves and tea bags and drink adequate amounts per serving. You could also place the wet tea bag against your gums as this will help decrease the soreness and promote healing.
- Cabbage juice. Rinse the cabbage first and chop it fittingly to our blender. Blend on high speed and have the juice stored in a separate container for at least three days. Strain solid particles and with a cotton swab apply it on the affected area. Cabbage contains certain inflammatory properties that aids in treating sore gums.
- Aloe vera. If you have an aloe vera plant you can directly extract its juice and store it in a bottle. The gel like substance could be applied to the affected gum to have instant soothing effect. You could use this every day as a natural mouthwash.
- Honey. Prepare a cup of water and add at least three tablespoons of honey. Mix well and gargle it like a regular mouthwash. Repeat gargling about two to three times a day for best results. Honey has special properties to speed up the healing process of sores in your mouth.
- Baking soda. Mix an ample amount of baking soda with water. You can gargle with this or you can apply it as a paste to your sore gums. This relieves the pain instantly and could be repeated according to the severity of the pain.
Be reminded that you should always have proper oral care alongside with these natural remedies. Brush and floss your teeth regularly. Eat healthy foods to prevent any untoward diseases from sore gums. Prevention is always to said to be better than cure. Have regular visits with your dentist to really have an overall care for your mouth.
The natural way is not only useful but cost-effective too. You just have to know what to use as there are a variety of natural ingredients for sore gums.