20 Useful Home Remedies for Swollen Gums Around Tooth

11. Myrrh Oil

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One of the good essential oils for treating swollen gums is myrrh oil. Terpenoids found in this oil have the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Besides that, myrrh also contains many other compounds that are good for treating many problems related to teeth and gums. Let’s see how to treat swollen gums with myrrh oil:

Firstly, you need to have 1 to 4 drops of myrrh oil and 1 tablespoon of water or carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil. Now you simply need to mix myrrh oil with water or the carrier oil and place it in your mouth. Swish it gently around in your mouth and pull it through your teeth. This solution can be done about 5 to 10 minutes. After swishing, you brush your teeth. Do it again 2 or 3 times a day until your swollen gums is better.

12. Oils

Along with mustard oil and myrrh oil, there are many other oils are also one of the great choices among home remedies for swollen gums around tooth. Some common oils can be used for treating swollen gums are peppermint, lemon, cinnamon, thyme, eucalyptus, rosemary, clove, lavender, chamomile, and tea tree oil. You can see the following combination for reference:

You need 2 drops of each oil are clove oil, oregano oil and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or other carrier oil that available. With this recipe, you simply mix all the oils together and use it to swish in your mouth for 5 to 10 minutes. Then spit it out and repeat it 3 times a day to get the desired result.

Alternatively you can add some drops of tea tree oil in your toothpaste and brush your teeth daily. This is also an effective way to treat swollen gums.

Or tea tree oil can be mixed with a glass of warm water and used as a mouthwash. Use it twice a day. Your swollen gums will be better. However, you shouldn’t swallow this liquid because it may cause stomach problems.

13. Ajwain Carom Seeds

home remedies for swollen gums

Ajwain carom is known as an anti-inflammatory agent. Thymol is found in the oil of these seeds also has antifungal, antibacterial and anesthetic properties. That is why these seeds are used for swollen gums.

In order to cure swollen gums, you need 1 to 2 teaspoons of ajwain seeds and a few drops of mustard oil. Now you can dry roast the seeds until it has a nice aroma. Then grind them into powder. You mix the ajwain powder with mustard oil to get a consistent paste. Use this paste to apply on your affected area.

Another option is to use ajwain oil to treat swollen gums. With this solution, you only need to add a few drops of ajwain oil to a glass of water and take it to rinse your mouth for about 2 minutes.

14. Castor Seeds Or Oil

With its antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiviral properties, castor oil or castor seeds are one of the excellent home remedies for swollen gums around tooth. Moreover, it is also helpful for boosting the lymphatic system. Using castor oil can help boost the lymphocyte count, the disease-fighting cells and increase the process of eliminating the toxins out of your tissues. Since then swelling is reduced and healing is promoted.

With castor seeds oil, you can cure swollen gums by mixing castor seed oil with camphor powder to get a paste. Then you can use this paste to apply on the affected area and rubs gently for a few minutes. This solution can be applied twice a day – in the morning and evening.

In case camphor is not available, rubbing the castor oil on your affected area for a few minutes is impossible.

15. Henna Leaves

home remedies for swollen gums

Henna or Lawsonia Inermis or Hina is also very useful for swollen gums. It can be widely applied in body art and hair dye. In addition, henna can help reduce irritation and swelling thanks to its cooling effect. If you want to use Lawsonia Inermis leaves, you can do as follow:

Boil the leaves in a glass of water for about 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and let the liquid cool. And then use the liquid to gargle twice a day. You can rinse your mouth using it after your meals and before going to bed. It will help you treat the common symptoms of swollen gums effectively.

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  1. Sophia

    Where can i buy clove? I’m living in LA and around my neighborhood there is no place selling clove. If anyone know how to buy or order clove, please tell me. Besides the tips above, you should also drink a lot of water and juice, eat fruit to cool down the body, if the status is not improved, you’d better take antibiotic.

    • Emmaha

      I think clove is sold in all supermarket and organic shop. Where do you live? You can search on Google where to buy it and order if there is no shop selling clove. I think it’s very easy to buy such a common herb like clove

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      • sophiaad.mar

        I look for clove it every super market, but i tried my best and there is no effect, i can not find clove:((

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    • selenahoward

      I think you have to order it from Western country, i don’t think you can find it easily.

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  2. Andrew.writer

    Holding some salt water in mouth help a lot with swollen gums. I used this before and it had quite good effect

    • sophiaad.mar

      I always do that twice a week after brushing teeth. Salt water can cure sore throat as well, that’s why it become my best friend everyday cause my throat is not very healthy

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  3. sophiaad.mar

    I’m wondering if honey is too hot for mouth, and how about coconut oil?

    • Emma

      You can mix honey with some lemon juice to drink every morning before breakfast. It is very good for health, it can also lose weight very effectively

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    • rileytaylor143

      I have never heard that coconut oil can cure swollen gum. I just know that coconut oil is used to soften skin and hair

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  4. emmaha

    I can not imagine how hard it is to rinse mouth by baking soda. The taste will be very bland, and I think it tastes same as you drink oresol. I think I salt water is the most suitable solution for swollen gum

    • christinehatrang

      Olive oil is one of the most effective remedies. I used olive oil and felt very satisfied

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  5. christinehatrang

    I think drink vitamin C juice such as: orange juice, lemon juice…helps a lot. Vitamin C can cure and cool down the swollen areas. it can also soften and brighten your skin


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