Need help with my painful gums
November 23, 2011 6:49pm CST
Every few years, when I am stressed out to the max, my gums get inflamed and throb with pain. This is one of those times and it is killing me. I am rinsing out my mouth about once an hour with warm salt water - that helps a little. I cannot sleep at night because of the pain. I tried orajel but that numbs for a few minutes then i think it irritates my inflamed gums more. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I will try just about anything. It hurts so much I feel like crying. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am hosting about 10 people. I won't even be able to enjoy myself.
• United States
24 Nov 11
Have you tried taking an anti-inflammatory pain medicine like Ibuprofen or Aleve? That used to help me when my teeth and gums hurt badly. Another suggestion is to rub whiskey on your gums to numb them. I haven't done that one myself, but I have been told that it works wonders.