Question: Does Salt Water Help Swollen Gums?

Rinse your mouth with warm salt water (1 cup warm water mixed with ½ teaspoon of salt) to soothe your gums and lessen swelling.

What is the fastest way to heal swollen gums?

Home treatment

  • Soothe your gums by brushing and flossing gently, so you don’t irritate them.
  • Rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution to rid your mouth of bacteria.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Avoid irritants, including strong mouthwashes, alcohol, and tobacco.
  • Place a warm compress over your face to lessen gum pain.

Does salt water heal gums?

Salt water treatment for gingivitis

The results of a 2016 study showed that using a salt water rinse can be very beneficial in healing gums inflamed by gingivitis. Salt is a natural disinfectant that helps your body to heal itself.

Why does salt water reduce swelling of gums?

The salt will help prevent the growth of bacteria in your mouth, and help decrease the bacteria on your gums which may be causing the swelling. Rinse with warm salt water at least twice per day until swelling subsides.

Will swollen gums go away?

These bacteria may cause your gums to become inflamed, which results in red, swollen, or bleeding gums. For many people with gingivitis, this inflammation is not painful. If you catch gingivitis early, it can be reversed and healed with proper oral hygiene.