Swollen gums are common. In most cases, they do not cause much trouble, and you won’t need to worry about them. However, if your swollen gums persist for more than 1-2 days, it might be an alert from your body indicating that you have an underlying dental problem. The “check engine” light is on when something is not working properly in your car. Swollen gums work in a similar way, and they can signal the arrival of gingivitis, periodontitis, or a tooth abscess.
Here are some of the possible causes of swollen and inflamed gums:
The First Sign of Gingivitis or Periodontitis
Gingivitis is the most common cause of swollen gums. Excess tartar (hardened plaque) can lead to gingivitis as bacteria build up in plaque. Symptoms of gingivitis are usually mild during the first stage and are easy to be cleaned. Therefore, it is advised to visit your dentist and book routine teeth cleaning regularly. When left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease.
Swollen gums can indicate that you have a viral or fungal infection. Thrush is one type of fungal infection that causes your gums to swell. Talk to your doctor so that they can prescribe antifungal medication for you.
Deficiencies of certain vitamins, such as vitamins B and C, can cause swollen gums, especially in older people. If your daily diet is not nutritious enough and you are currently suffering from swollen gums, then vitamin deficiency might be the underlying cause of your swollen gums.
Pregnancy can cause significant changes in hormone levels. These hormonal changes cause increased blood flow to the gums, making them more sensitive and may lead to swelling. Also, women are at greater risk for gingivitis and gum infections during pregnancy.
Home Treatments for Swollen Gums
Before you seek medical treatment, you can try home remedies to reduce inflammation at first.
- Brush and floss gently to soothe your gums.
- Use a saltwater rinse to get rid of extra bacteria in your mouth.
- Apply warm compresses for gum pain or cold compresses for gum swelling.
- Drink more water.
- Avoid irritants such as tobacco, alcohol, and strong mouthwashes.
Medical Treatments for Swollen Gums
If home remedies don’t work, medical treatment should be taken into consideration. Your dentist will determine the cause of your swollen gums and treatment by performing tests, such as dental x-rays or blood tests.
- Medicated toothpaste and mouthwash
- Scaling and root planing
How to use Spooky2 Rife to help with Swollen Gums
Rife frequency healing is an alternative therapy free of any side effects. It will be a good choice if you intend to improve swollen gums naturally.
Spooky2 frequency database contains over 35,000 programs dedicated to providing you with accurate and beneficial frequencies for imbalanced energy. Search the keyword “gum” in the Presets/Programs search box, and you will find some presets/programs.