How to deal with Gingivitis?

October 6, 2008 4:24am CST
Guys, I need help here. My Gums are swelling a lot and I dont know what to to with it. Please if you have any idea and any herbal or any method. Please let me know.
3 responses
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
pretty much everyone has gingivitis. It is a fancy term literally meaning "inflammation of your gums".When Bacteria gets trapped below gumline your gums get inflmammed as yours body attacks the bacteria.To prevent and reverse gingivitis all you need to do is keeping flossing daily and brushing your teeth 2-3 times a day. The danger of gingivitis is that if it continues it can lead to periodontitis(bone loss in your mouth).
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
in my case ma'am i have Braces...and it would be very difficult for me to to flossing..^^
• Romania
18 Aug 12
Removing the source of the infection: -By brushing teeth regularly with a toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste approved by dentists -Flossing -Regular check-ups with a dentist are also important -Severe gingivitis may require antibiotics. Antibiotics are medications used to help the body's immune system fight bacterial infection and have been shown to reduce plaque.
• United States
6 Oct 08
Hmmm, I was going to suggest rinsing your mouth several times a day with a sea salt and water solution, but I don't know how good the salt water solution is for your braces. I don't recall any herbal remedies for gingivitis, and I hope another member may have a solution for you.