If you have gone through dental implant post insertion within the past couple of days, you may be wondering if there is anything you can do at home to relieve your sore gums. If so, use one or both of the following home remedies for reducing the inflammation and alleviating the discomfort using ingredients found in the pharmacy department.
Peppermint Oil And Chamomile Tea Bag Poultice
This remedy combines the pain relieving property of peppermint oil with the anti-inflammatory agent found in chamomile. For this treatment, you will also need a pan, a half of a cup of water and a small bowl or cup.
After bringing the water to a boil, remove the pan from heat, and mix in 10 drops of peppermint oil. Then, place a tea bag in the bowl or cup for each place in your mouth where you need relief. Pour the peppermint oil and water mixture into the cup, and let the bags steep for 15 minutes. Place the cup in the refrigerator for an additional half hour to cool the bags completely.
Once the bags are cool enough, remove them from the liquid, and place them over your post insertion sites. Leave them on for about five to 10 minutes, then discard them. Rinse your mouth with either cool water or the mouthwash discussed in the next section.
Aloe Vera Juice And Sea Salt Mouthwash
This homemade mouthwash contains the soothing and pain-relieving properties of both sea salt and aloe vera juice. The aloe vera juice also helps the insertion sites heal faster. You will also need a glass for this treatment.
Pour a half of a cup of aloe vera juice into the glass, followed by two tablespoons of finely ground sea salt. Mix thoroughly, and let the mixture stand for about 10 minutes to give the salt time to dissolve.
Stir the mouthwash once more to evenly distribute the salt, then swish the liquid in your mouth for up to a minute. After spitting out the solution, rinse your mouth with cool water for about 30 seconds.
Along with your prescribed treatment, using one or both of the above natural home remedies a couple of times a day can help relieve your sore, swollen gums immediately after having dental implant posts inserted. However, if your symptoms start getting worse, you may want to speak to your dentist about other treatment options.
For more information, contact Dr. LeRoy Horton of Affordable Dental Care and Implant Centers or a similar organization.