Gum pain makes you uncomfortable and chewing food may be difficult. It’s caused by a variety of conditions including; mouth ulcers, tooth abscess, gum disease, rough brushing or flossing, gum disease, burns, hormonal changes, tobacco, oral cancer, allergic reaction to food or dental hygiene products and dentures or vitamin deficiency. Sometimes more serious conditions like thrush, gingivitis or periodontitis may be an underlying issue and if gum pain is not the only pain that you are experiencing then you may need to visit Evergreen Dental Clinic’s dentists in Chatswood, NSW so that they can recommend medications or the best measures to take in order to offer relief. Otherwise, you can choose from these severe gum pain relief options if there’s no way you can see your dentist.
Severe gum pain relief alternatives
1.A homemade dental spray
You can dilute essential oils into a spray using a small spray bottle that never had anything inside of it and then add five drops of essential oil per ounce of water and applying the spray lightly t the gum.
Oils like clove, oregano and peppermint naturally have properties that help in boosting circulation and relieving pain as well as reducing inflammation.
2. Applying a tea bag
Boil a tea bag and once it is cool enough for you to touch, gently apply it on the gum. Green, black or hibiscus tea, preferably combined with ginger which has anti-inflammatory properties.
3.Rinsing with salt water
Pour some warm water into a glass and add one tablespoonful of salt then stir. Rinse your mouth and spit it out. This salt water helps in removing and reducing bacteria in your mouth which could be what is causing your gum pain.
It is also advisable to use an anti-bacterial mouthwash twice a day until the swelling subsides.
4.Taking over-the-counter medicine
NSAIDs and common painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can help relieve the pain that you are experiencing in your gum.
5.Compressing the gum
This can be done using cool or hot objects.
An ice pack wrapped in a clean cloth or heating water to a tolerable pressure may help in relief of pain in the aching area.