You can expect to see improvements after a few days of treatment, but it may take a while for symptoms to go away completely.
In most cases, gingivitis usually clears up within 10 to 14 days.
If your gingivitis is more serious, it could take longer to treat.
How do I get rid of inflamed gums?
- 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.
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.
How do you treat infected gums?
If you experience pain, your dentist can prescribe pain medication. There’s no way to treat a gum abscess at home. To reduce pain and sensitivity until you see a dentist, rinse your mouth with warm salt water or take over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen to reduce inflammation.