What can be done at home if the gum hurts?

the gum hurts Any pain that occurs in the mouth causes a person some discomfort. And if the problem concerns gums, it interferes with the normal biting and chewing food, in some cases you have to experience difficulties even during a conversation.

There are quite a few reasons that can cause pain in the gums. It is important to understand that it can not be ignored in any way. An ideal option is to visit the dentist immediately.

But if this is not possible, then you need to take independent measures and try to relieve the pain at home.


  • What causes pain syndrome?
  • What to do if the gums ache
    • What can I use at home
    • Folk methods of treatment
  • Possible complications in self-medication

What causes pain syndrome?

Chronic periodontitis

Chronic periodontitis

Before proceeding to any measures, it is necessary to try to understand what caused the appearance of painful sensations. Usually, pain arises from the inflammatory process of soft tissues.

We can conditionally dist

inguish three main reasons for this:

  • gum disease: gingivitis or periodontitis;
  • injury with a seal or dental crown;
  • is the eruption of one of the wisdom teeth.

With inadequate hygienic procedures of the oral cavity, such an unpleasant disease as gingivitis develops very often. It is manifested by redness, bleeding and pain in the gums. If it is not treated, then soon the disease will move into a more complex form - periodontitis.

unbroken wisdom tooth Inflammation and pain in the gums may be caused by improper or inappropriate installation of seals and crowns. If a gap is left between the filling material( crown) and the gum, bacteria inevitably start to multiply, an inflammatory process develops and soreness appears.

Many troubles bring with wisdom teeth sprouting. Their appearance is often accompanied by pain in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčeruption.

Other causes of pain in the gums may be weak immunity, lack of vitamins, chronic forms of certain diseases, the use of an unsuitable toothbrush.

What to do if the gums ache

If you have painful sensations in the gums, in no case should you touch the inflamed area, press on it or injure anything. This can only aggravate the current state of affairs and become a source of additional infection.

It is necessary at the time to abandon the rigid toothbrush, use a cleaning device with softer bristles. Toothpaste also needs to be changed to medicinal herb containing herbal extracts and having an anti-inflammatory effect.

But at all to refuse a habitual cleaning agent for a teeth it is not necessary, it is better to use both variants alternately.

In most cases, gum disease still requires a doctor's visit to identify the cause of the pain and the appointment of appropriate therapy. But at the first stage you can try to remove the pain syndrome yourself.

What can be used at home

Nurofen To remove acute and aching pain in the gums at home, analgesic pharmacies will help. As an analgesic, you can take "Analgin", "Pentalgin", "Nurofen" or other remedies available in the medicine cabinet.

If this does not help, you can drink more potent "Ketanov".But before use, you should carefully study the instructions, since such drugs have many side effects and contraindications.

To remove the inflammation will help rinse the mouth with a solution of soda and salt. To do this, 0.5 teaspoon of both substances should be filled with a glass of clean, warm water, mix thoroughly. Rinsing is performed at least three times a day. But to achieve a better effect, the procedure should be repeated every 1-2 hours.

treatment of periodontal disease with hydrogen peroxide Salt and soda do not cause burns and other unpleasant consequences, so there is practically no restriction in their use. They have a mild antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and healing effect. Usually, the improvement comes after several rinses.

Instead of salt and soda, you can use a solution of hydrogen peroxide. To do this, mix a teaspoonful of liquid with a glass of warm, boiled water. Peroxide has a rather unpleasant taste, but it has a good analgesic and antibacterial effect.

To reduce the pain in the gums help and antiseptic drugs, such as "Chlorhexidine" or "Miramistin."Rinse should be done 2-3 times a day.

Solutions sold in pharmacies do not require additional Calgel fluid additives and are fully ready for use.

To remove pain, inflammation and redness will help and various dental gels and creams. For example, "Kholisal", "Kalgel", "Asepta", "Metrogil denta".

Folk methods of treatment

Folk remedies are recommended to use to relieve pain in the gums and relieve inflammation. Decoctions and tinctures of medicinal herbs are used as rinses. They are highly effective and practically harmless.

Chamomile, calendula, oak bark, sage proved to be the best in the fight against gum problems. Of the house plants, aloe and calanchoe are good. It is very effective in alleviating pain natural propolis drug.

The most popular recipes for the treatment of gums at home:

  • decoction Decoctions from chamomile, calendula or sage are prepared the same way. To do this, 1 tbsp. A spoonful of dry grass should be poured a glass of boiling water and insist for half an hour. After this, the product must be filtered and rinsed for 3-5 minutes. Use only fresh broth, so every time it should be cooked again.
  • For the treatment of with oak bark 1 tbsp. A spoonful of dry matter should be filled with a liter of hot water. Then the resulting mixture boil for about 7-10 minutes, cool and rinse at least 5 times during the day.
  • aloe aloe and calanchoe are very good. To relieve pain, relieve swelling and redness, the juice of any of these plants should be rubbed into the gums several times throughout the day( at least in the morning and in the evening).
  • Propolis for the treatment of gums is used as a tincture.1 teaspoon of liquid should be mixed with a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth 3 times a day. With severe, localized pain, a little natural medicine can be placed directly on the gum and hold until it comes to relief.

What to do if the gum aches:

Possible complications in self-medication

By delaying a visit to a dental clinic you need to know that in some cases, home treatment can lead to significant complications.

caries This is possible in cases where the pain in the gum is associated with a tooth disease, for example, pulpitis. If a long time to remove pain analgesics without proper treatment, the inflammation can get more serious scale. In the worst case, you can completely lose a problem tooth.

If the inflammation has arisen because of the delivered seal or crown, then without the participation of a doctor, it will not be possible to improve the situation. You can only relieve the pain for a while, but a visit to a specialist is inevitable. Otherwise, the inflammation can penetrate deeper.

And, of course, if the pain not only does not subside, but intensifies - you need to visit the dental clinic as soon as possible to diagnose and prescribe the proper treatment.

All without exception, dental and gum disease require specialist supervision, identification of the cause and appropriate treatment. At home, you can alleviate pain. But to completely get rid of the problem yourself is unlikely to succeed. Over time, the problem can only worsen and require more serious treatment.