Have you noticed that your gums are bleeding a little? Before you panic or overreact you should know that bleeding gums are actually somewhat common, and in most cases are just due to a buildup of plaque on the gum line.
Ideally it is best to prevent your gums from bleeding in the first place by practicing good oral hygiene. However if they are already bleeding, there are several ways that you can stop it:
- Use an ice pack
Applying an ice pack against the part of your gums that are bleeding can help to soothe it. It will numb the area and reduce any pain, as well as help to reduce any swelling or inflammation that may be present as well.
Just remember not to apply the ice pack for too long, and always take breaks in between.
- Apply pressure with gauze
One of the best ways to quickly stop your gums from bleeding is to take a bit of damp gauze and apply it to the area with a bit of pressure. It should help to stop the bleeding within a few minutes unless you have some other medical condition.
It should be noted that you must check that the gauze is clean before you use it, otherwise you may introduce other bacteria into your mouth.
- Rinse your mouth with antibacterial solutions
Rinsing your mouth using mouthwash, hydrogen peroxide, or salt water can help to reduce the bacteria in your mouth, clear debris from your teeth and gums, as well as sooth the area that is bleeding. It can help to prevent gum disease too, which makes it a very useful option.
Technically you can rinse your mouth with any antibacterial solutions, or you could try oil pulling or other similar options.
- Apply a turmeric paste
Some recent studies have suggested that the curcumin present in turmeric can help to heal bleeding gums. It can be used by grinding it into a paste and applying it to the gums directly or combining it with a pinch of salt and mustard oil.
Although it is a popular home remedy, the effectiveness of turmeric paste is still being debated.
- Massage gums with aloe vera gel
The gel from aloe vera plants are known to have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which makes them perfect for dealing with bleeding gums. All you need to do is massage your gums using the gel, and then rinse out your mouth afterwards.
If you don’t want to massage your gums directly, you could use some gauze to apply the gel.
It should be noted that all of these remedies are only useful in the short term. If your gums continue to bleed, you should look for a more permanent bleeding gum cure London by visiting your dentist.
By visiting a dentist you’ll be able to find out what the actual cause of the bleeding is, and start to treat it rather than simply dealing with the symptoms.