Toothache and Swollen Gums: Causes, Treatment for Toothache Inflamed Gums


I’ve got tooth ache. My gums near of the tooth are swollen. what should I do?


Primarily, going to the dentist for a check is advocated. There could be various causes for tooth ache and swollen gums. Vitamin C deficiency, caries (decay) of the teeth, poor oral hygiene, wrong method of brushing, tooth sensitivity, trauma or injury to the gums, allergies, are some of the commonest causes.

Swollen Gums Treatment

  • Clove oil is an age old remedy to manage oral disorders. Clove has a mild anesthetic action, and a very strong anti-bacterial action. This will help alleviate pain and irritation and check the spread of bacterial infection.
  • Ensure that you consume plenty of foods that are rich in vitamin C. the amount and consumption of vitamin C decides the status of oral health. Make sure that you consume adequate lime juice, oranges, sweet limes, bell peppers, guava, and berries every day. These foods will strengthen the teeth and gums and will check acute inflammation at the margins of the gums.
  • Gargling with a little bit of neat lime juice is another very effective home remedy for inflamed gums.
  • Do not consume sugary foods – candy, sweets, biscuits, chocolates, fizzy drinks, etc. they encourage the growth of plaque and causes inflamed gums.
  • Brushing is very crucial. The technique is as important as the number of times you brush. But do not be over zealous. Gently brush the teeth twice a day, in round-round motions.

2 thoughts on “Toothache and Swollen Gums: Causes, Treatment for Toothache Inflamed Gums

  • April 25, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Does anybody know what causes blisters on gums? Is there a home remedy for blister on gums?

    • May 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Several reasons are responsible for blisters and sores on gum and in the mouth.
      • Bad dental and oral hygiene.
      • Poorly fitting dentures.
      • Burns in the mouth and gums as a result of drinking hot coffee or tea or hot food.
      • Braces can irritate gums and become a cause for blisters.
      • People who chew tobacco and keep it for many hours between the cheeks and gum in the corner of the mouth.
      • Herpes simplex.
      • Lowered immunity.
      • Lack of vitamins and minerals.
      • Infection of tooth.
      Some of the remedies that can treat such blisters include:
      • Take one tablespoon of baking soda and mix it with two teaspoon of water. Apply the prepared paste on the blister two to three times in a day.
      • Maintain good oral hygiene.
      • You can use antibacterial mouthwashes. Rinsing your mouth with salt water is the best natural antibacterial mouth wash.
      • Avoid eating spicy and pungent food. Also avoid eating food with sharp edges.
      • Do not smoke or drink alcohol as the condition can be aggravated.
      Most blisters heal after some time without leaving any long term consequences.


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