EASING SWELLING IN INFECTED GUMS
Swelling in infected gums and root canals can lead to severe pain in your mouth. There are ways to reduce this swelling at home, but you should consult your dentist near Belmont if the swelling does not improve. If the swelling does not improve, you may need a root canal treatment or further treatments for gum disease.
As you can see in the short video, treating gum swelling at home can be done with a mouthwash and over-the-counter anti-inflammatories. If you use a mouthwash, make sure it has peroxide in it. This has been found to kill certain bacteria that can cause tooth decay and gingivitis. If the swelling continues, or your pain increases, see your dentist about taking antibiotics or potentially receiving a root canal treatment or deep cleaning to remove whatever infection you have.