How to remove swelling of a tooth or gum from a cheek at home?
Tooth or gum swelling can occur for a variety of reasons. As a rule, in this way, the body's protective reaction to inflammation in the oral cavity is manifested. Symptoms associated with edema are itching, redness, and pain. If the pain is very intense, then, most likely, we will talk about purulent inflammation. It is important to find out what is the reason for this condition, after which you can start treatment.
- Treatment of gum swelling after removal of a diseased tooth
- Treatment of gum swelling with teething wisdom tooth
- Treatment of gum swelling with flux
- Some simple and effective compresses for swelling of the gums and cheeks
Treatment of gum swelling after removal of a diseased tooth
Sometimes the cheek and gums swell after a diseased tooth is removed or after it has been treated. This is a completely natural phenomenon that arises in response to outside interference. As a rule, such puffiness is not accompanied by painful sensations and disappears on its own after a few days.
You can speed up this process by using the following tips:
- Apply cold to a swollen cheek. It can be an ice pack wrapped in a cloth, or a cold heating pad. For one procedure, 10 minutes is enough, you can repeat it every 2-3 hours until relief occurs.
- In order to reduce inflammation, you can rinse your mouth with decoctions of herbs (chamomile, sage, St. John's wort, oak bark, calamus root) or soda solution. However, it is forbidden to carry out such treatment earlier than 24 hours from the end of the treatment.
- Helps relieve swelling from the cheeks and gums by applying Metrodent gel to the mucous membrane.
Treatment of gum swelling with teething wisdom tooth
Very often, the appearance of a gum tumor is due to the fact that wisdom teeth begin to erupt in a person. This process can be accompanied by mild pain and redness.
If possible, you should consult a dentist, and before that time, the following recommendations will help reduce swelling at home:
- Rinsing the mouth with a solution of hydrogen peroxide 3% and water (200 ml of boiled water per 1 tablespoon of peroxide). You can use the resulting product up to 4 times a day.
- Rinsing the mouth with a solution of iodine and soda. To prepare it, you need 200 ml of boiled water, three drops of iodine and a teaspoon of soda. All this must be thoroughly mixed and rinsed out of your mouth up to six times a day.
- You can prepare an infusion based on a mixture of herbs. To do this, you need to take a teaspoon of nettle and calendula, add two teaspoons of plantain. The resulting dry mixture is poured with boiling water (200 ml) and infused for an hour. After that, the infusion is filtered, moistened with cotton wool or a tampon and applied to the swollen area.
A compress based on fresh egg yolk, powdered sugar (a teaspoon) and vegetable oil (a tablespoon) helps well to eliminate swelling. The ingredients are mixed, after which a cotton swab is impregnated with the resulting composition and applied to the sore spot.
- You can use propolis, but it is important that it be infused with water, not alcohol. You should rinse your mouth with this tincture, especially carefully working out the side with which there is swelling. There are tannins in propolis, which not only help to eliminate inflammation, but also quickly relieve painful sensations.
Treatment of gum swelling with flux
If the swelling of the gums is provoked by a flux, then this will manifest itself in gum flushing, severe swelling and pain. The painful sensations are very intense. In addition, the temperature rises.
The fact is that with a flux, microbial inflammation of the periosteum occurs and pus begins to accumulate there. It is his accumulation that leads to the formation of a tumor under the gum tissue. In this case, a person needs urgent medical attention, since there is a risk of serious complications, including blood poisoning and death of the patient. It is strictly forbidden to treat flux at home.
However, if there is no way to instantly see a doctor, you can try using the following tips:
- Rinse your mouth with saline. Salt is a natural antiseptic that can help reduce inflammation and swelling.
- An alcoholic infusion of calendula or sage should be diluted in a glass of water (30 drops per glass), after which you can rinse your mouth with the resulting solution. If there is no alcoholic infusion at hand, then you can brew 500 ml of boiling water with dry crushed sage or calendula herb in the amount of three tablespoons. After the infusion has cooled, it must be filtered and used as a rinse.
- Aloe juice helps relieve pain and swelling with flux. Fresh leaves need to be ground and applied to the sore spot. The resulting gruel, so that it does not fall apart, must be wrapped in clean gauze. Apply a tampon with aloe to the affected area for up to 2 hours.
- Kalanchoe juice has an anti-inflammatory effect. A cotton ball is moistened in it and placed on the inner surface of the cheek on the side where there is swelling.
- You can use Metrogyl Denta or Levomekol ointments to reduce inflammation and relieve swelling. They are applied to the swollen gum area once a day. Moreover, it is best to apply Levomekol to gauze first, and then apply it to the gum. Metrogyl Denta can be left on the gums until completely absorbed, and tampons with Levomekol need to be changed periodically. Both products can be used repeatedly.
- You can relieve swelling by rinsing your mouth with a herbal-based Rotokan herbal solution. It must be diluted with water at the rate of 5 ml per glass of water.
It should be remembered that all warming procedures are strictly prohibited with a flux, as they increase the risk of inflammation spreading to nearby tissues, as well as the risk of infection spreading into the blood. In addition, a tight bandage should not be applied to the cheek. Any mechanical impact from the outside can aggravate the patient's condition. As soon as the opportunity arises, you need to seek medical help.
Some simple and effective compresses for swelling of the gums and cheeks
- Compress with onions. For its preparation, the onion is boiled in milk, after which it is crushed to a puree state. The resulting gruel is wrapped in gauze and applied to the sore spot. You need to repeat the procedure up to 4 times a day.
- Dough with honey. To prepare it, you need to take rye flour, water and honey. All these components should be mixed in such a way that a mass is obtained in consistency similar to a thick dough. It should be applied to a sore gum 3 times a day.
- You can apply a boiled cabbage leaf in the gum, but first it should be cooled.
- Pine resin, popularly known as sap, helps to reduce swelling. It is applied to a gauze pad and applied to the inflamed gum.
The author of the article: Sokolova Nina Vladimirovna | Phytotherapist
Education: Diploma in "General Medicine" and "Therapy" received at the Pirogov University (2005 and 2006). Advanced training at the Department of Phytotherapy at the Peoples' Friendship University of Moscow (2008).