Oral health is more than just teeth. Do you have bleeding gums?
Gum disease is a condition that can cause tooth loss. It’s also one of the most common chronic diseases in adults, affecting more than half of people over age 30. If you think you have a risk for gum disease, talk with your dentist about how often you should get checked and what treatment options are best for your needs.
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Gums can recede or shrink for several reasons: inflammation, dry mouth, and chronic periodontitis. The condition is often referred to as “gum recession.”
Gum recession treatment:
There are many ways to heal gums, including Warm and Cold Compresses, Salt Water Rinses, Hydrogen Peroxide, Tea Bags, Tea Tree Oil, Turmeric Paste, Over-the-Counter, Pain Killers, Oral Anaesthetic Gels and surgery methods.
Natural Remedies as treatments of receding gums:
Prevention is the best medicine in this regard, and it is advisable to keep your gums healthy before they recede. Otherwise, you will experience much more pain and discomfort than when treating gum recession once there has been a little bit of tissue loss and bone exposure (after which treatment becomes much harder because the root surfaces cannot be ‘brought together for them to heal flush with each other). However, several natural remedies are used to treat receding gums.
Saltwater is one of the most successful medications to address gum disease. It helps to remove the bacteria that are irritating your gums and decreases any inflammation.
Rinse your mouth with a 3% salt solution for 5 minutes twice a day. You can use boiled or bottled water but do not use salty seawater. Add 1 tablespoon of salt into 1/2 cup of warm water and stir well until all the salt has dissolved. If you are using the recipe for gargles, you should mix half a teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of lukewarm water to make a solution which you will store in an airtight container if it is not being used immediately.
Begin by cleaning your hands well, then rinse your mouth with salt water for 5 minutes. Spit out the solution, and do not rinse your mouth afterward.
Moderate heat to warm compress:
Using a warm compress on your gums is one of the quickest ways that you can improve gingival conditions in just a few days. This works by improving blood circulation to the area, promoting the healing of tissues wherever they are located in your body. Over time, chronic irritations will be relieved, hopefully leading to healthier gums. Warm compresses should be used at least twice daily after cleaning teeth or while changing wound dressings. You may use them more often if desired or directed by health care provider instructions. By applying warmth to an injured area, it reduces bleeding, swelling and pain sensations.
To achieve the warm compress, you will need a disposable cellulose sponge or cotton cloth that has been soaked in hot water. These are located in most pharmacies or stores where medical supplies are sold. You can boil towels or gauze in water on your stove if desired instead of using premade warm compresses at room temperature.
· Place the premade warm compress onto gums for 5 minutes twice daily until gums improve – do not exceed 10 days unless otherwise directed by your health care provider;
· Alternatively, soak a cellulose sponge in steaming hot tap water and then squeeze out excess liquid before you place this into your mouth against the affected area; leave it in place for 5 minutes, then spit out any liquid that has pooled in your mouth. Repeat the process until gums improve;
Tea Tree Oil:
Not only is this useful for disinfecting minor wounds and burns, but it can also be used to address gum disease by simply adding drops of the oil into your daily oral hygiene routine (mornings and evenings). This will help you to maintain clean teeth while fighting off any infection. However, make sure not to swallow the oil because while considered safe when consumed in small amounts, it may cause diarrhea when ingested regularly.
Although still considered an experimental treatment, tea tree oil is believed to have many different healing benefits, which can help reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling when used carefully over time. This solution can be found at almost any pharmacy or grocery store and is considered safe when used appropriately. First, you will need to dilute tea tree oil by mixing 5-20 drops into 1/2 cup of water for future use.
After using a cotton swab to apply this mixture onto your gums, spit out all remaining liquid after 30 seconds before rinsing with warm water. Continue treatment once daily until symptoms improve the same way as the other methods listed above – typically within 7-10 days in most cases, depending on severity.
One of the oldest remedies for gum disease is using honey. However, it is not just that taste that makes this food useful in treating gum disease. This sweet substance contains antibacterial properties, which help to inhibit bacterial activity on your gums while also promoting blood circulation.
Honey will also relieve any pain associated with irritated tissues while it works towards reducing inflammation and irritation on your gums too. The best way to use honey for receding gums is by adding a teaspoon into warm water boiled then cooled slightly before rinsing with the warm solution once or twice daily after cleaning teeth properly.
Oral Anaesthetic Gels:
If you are finding an easy way to deal with painful sensitivity while fighting back against receding gums, consider using a gel that provides numbing effects. This will be extremely helpful in reducing pain associated with attempts to clean your teeth and gums thoroughly. Still, it can also help to reduce receding gum problems by protecting irritated tissue from further irritation when rinsed after thorough tooth brushing twice daily.
Be sure to follow any manufacturer’s instructions carefully because these gels contain different chemicals within their solutions and may cause different reactions in your body when applied onto tissues at higher or lower concentrations than recommended by manufacturers.
Although this is not effective for warming up tissues, cold compresses do promote blood circulation, which will help you heal receding gums over time. The challenge comes from finding a suitable solution that will not worsen your condition while using it frequently. The best way to achieve a chilled compress for receding gums is by placing crushed ice into a plastic bag then flattening out this inside your mouth against the affected area. Leave in place for 5 minutes, then spit out any leftover liquid before rinsing with warm water.
Be sure that you do not exceed 10 days of application because cold compresses can cause tissues to become more swollen – this will result in enlarged blood vessels surrounding your teeth and gums, which may lead to further bleeding when brushing or flossing regularly.
Although still considered an experimental treatment, many people swear by using turmeric paste to treat gum disease daily. This home remedy will help reduce inflammation, pain, and swelling on your gums while stimulating blood circulation, resulting in healthier tissues that are less prone to receding further. To make this paste, mix 1 part turmeric powder into 3 parts water. Apply onto gums using a cotton swab twice daily for up to 10 days at a time before renewing treatment if necessary over time.
It is beneficial to discuss with your dentist before beginning any alternative or experimental treatments because different solutions may have varying degrees of success – especially if they are made incorrectly or used improperly.
Although it may sound a little unusual, this juice promotes healthy blood circulation. The flavonoids and sulfur within onions reduce inflammation, swelling, and irritation, which can all contribute to receding gums. To remove the juice from an onion without having to taste it first:
1) Cut off both ends of the onion, then slice into equal halves across the middle.
2) Peel away any outside layers of skin using a paring knife or your fingers.
3) Put flat-side down on a cutting board, then apply gentle pressure with a large knife until you feel it pierced through each half enough to make juicing possible.
4) Use a reamer or spoon to push out as much juice as possible – be sure not to waste even a single drop because this can be used several times over.
5) Apply the onion juice to affected tissue using cotton balls, swabs, or your fingers – make sure to rinse with water afterward for best results.
Oral Anaesthetic Gels:
Many over-the-counter strength anesthetics can help reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation while promoting enhanced blood flow increase the process of healing when used carefully over time. Be sure that you do not exceed 10 days of using any type of anesthetic treatment because long-term use may cause your gums to become overly sensitive, which will only exacerbate the problem.
Most people begin experiencing relief within 15 minutes after applying these solutions, although some forms can take up to one hour before making a significant difference.
Over-the-Counter Pain Killers:
Many people have had success using over-the-counter pain killers such as Tylenol or Advil as a last resort. These medications are particularly useful for reducing inflammation and swelling within tissues of the gums, which can increase blood flow while protecting sensitive teeth from further irritation.
Avoid aspirin because this solution may lead to excessive bleeding due to its natural properties, which thin blood and reduce clotting abilities.
Do not exceed the recommended dosage at any one time to prevent damage to tissues surrounding your teeth or gums when brushing or flossing regularly.
This is an unusual remedy for receding gums, which involves using hydrogen peroxide to introduce oxygen into tissues. Take one teaspoon of 3% food-grade hydrogen peroxide and swish this around inside your mouth using gentle side-to-side motions for up to 10 minutes daily. Spit out any leftover solution, then rinse with warm water following treatment before brushing or flossing regularly.
Although not entirely understood, many people report that this solution works quite well when used regularly over time – it just takes a little while for results to begin showing on their own.
This may take a couple of weeks, while others may notice a difference after only one treatment. Always exercise caution while using any type of peroxide or mouthwash because these ingredients can be quite harsh and cause damage to tissues which will only lead to more problems down the road.
The use of tea tree oil or tea bags has been reported to cause intense pain by some people, but the relief was felt within 24 hours for others. The tannin within black tea irritates, leading to inflammation which can speed up the healing process when used carefully over time. It is an inexpensive natural treatment that works quickly enough if it provides any results at all.
Since there are no harmful chemicals or side effects involved with this solution, many have found it helpful to try on their own before opting for more complicated procedures involving doctors and anesthetic solutions. Again, be sure not to exceed 10 days of use because long-term use may lead to increased sensitivity which will only slow down the recovery process.
Aloe vera gel may help to heal receding gums. Aloe vera is an herb derived from the plant aloe vera. The gel of the aloe plant has many soothing properties, which could help people with their gums. Aloe vera gel has been used for this purpose in various cultures for centuries.
Cut open an aloe vera leaf and extract the gel from it by using a spoon.
Apply the Alovera gel on your receding gums with your finger and rub gently for about half a minute
Do this twice daily – morning and before going to bed at night.
Alovera gel can also be obtained from health stores. Alovera gel with aloe vera extract has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that could help heal receding gums. You can apply it on the affected gum areas directly before you brush your teeth in the morning and at night before going to bed. This way, you would get rid of any bacteria or plaque on the gum area and reduce inflammation. The aloe vera extract may help to stimulate new cells (new epithelial tissue), which should aid wound healing over time.
The best results are achieved if Alovera gel is applied for three months or longer until your gums are completely healed. Do not swallow the gel. You can use Alovera gel for up to three months, but do not use it for more than that period.
Regular brushing and flossing:
Brushing your teeth is very important for oral health. Brushing can help remove tooth-decay causing bacteria, food particles, and plaque from the teeth. Brushing your teeth also helps to protect against gingivitis or gum disease. If you don’t brush, you are more likely to have plaque build-up on your teeth. This can lead to cavities that will need a dentist to fix them later on down the road.
To brush your teeth, you want to make sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that has fluoride in it. Also, be sure to brush for at least two minutes twice a day. You can also buy an electric toothbrush which helps with the brushing process.
Flossing is important for oral health because it can prevent an infection in the mouth or even a heart attack!
It is necessary to remove food particles from your teeth than a regular toothbrush can’t get to. To floss properly, wrap about 18 inches of floss around the middle fingers of both hands and hold ends between top finger joints closest to your thumbs.
Then gently wrap floss around each tooth beginning beneath the gum line until you have reached the gumline on either side of this particular – then bring floss back towards the center of your mouth and slide it up and down against each tooth. Do the same for every tooth surface in your mouth.
Using a Mouthwash:
Mouthwashes can be a great way to prevent plaque build-up and freshen bad breath from its source. The best types of rinses have fluoride, have been shown to reduce plaque containing Triclosan, chlorhexidine gluconate, or cetylpyridinium chloride.
To use a mouth wash, follow the directions on the bottle itself – some require you to swish it around then spit it out, while others only require that you rinse with water afterward. If you don’t have a favorite, just ask your dentist which one they recommend.
Surgery is a medical procedure that can involve an operation and anesthesia. The surgeon will remove the diseased tissue, then stitch up the healthy tissues or replace them with prosthetic implants.
Tests are taken for blood and urine analysis, electrocardiogram (EKG) and chest x-ray. The procedure should be tailored based on each patient’s needs. For example, patients with cardiac conditions will receive medications before surgery, so their heart rate and rhythm are controlled throughout the operation.
Generally, people will feel tired for one or two days; therefore, it is best to avoid driving until the patient has fully recovered.
After reading this article, you should better understand the different ways to heal receding gums. We hope our information has been helpful, and we wish you the best in your gum-healing journey! If any questions come up, or you need additional help with healing your teeth, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team is standing by, ready for whatever needs may arise.