dental care


Question by  Judy123 (18)

Does using a salt water rinse reduce swelling of gums?

My gums are puffy, and I've heard that using salt water can help. Is this true?


Answer by  Melissa101010 (4405)

Yes use a warm salt water rinse along with at least 800mg of ibprofin to help with your swelling of your gums and your pain. The salt water will reduce swelling.


Answer by  Olddog (85)

A salt water rinse can temporarily reduce swollen gums. More importantly you need to find out what is causing the swelling. Swollen gums are usually a sign of gingivitis. You'll need to have a thorough cleaning with a dental professional to adequately address this problem.


Answer by  ToralDwivedi (606)

Swelling reduces by negative osmosis - purely a phyical process. But if it is due to infection, Vitamin C deficiency or some drug side effect it won't go.


Answer by  Anonymous

Listerine mouth wash works great and instantly, I have been living with this for awhile and believe me TRY IT, I am pain free still hours latter


Answer by  lorel (274)

Swollen gums can indicate a serious health problem. It may be a symptom of a systemic infection among other things. Finding a method of mitigating the symptom is not what is called for. You really should see a dentist or other health professional. Dental schools in universities often operate low cost clinics. Don't wait.


Answer by  mellisat (17)

Yes of-course it helps in reducing swelling of gums as I have already done that many times. Cheers!!!


Answer by  Riley (765)

Salt water rinse can help swollen gums. Mix 1 tsp. salt to 8 ounces of warm water, stir and swish around in your mouth. You can also swish with an antiseptic mouthwash. It is important to see a dentist if you have this condition as it could be something serious.

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