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2 Ways To Reduce Your Pain And Swelling After Having Dental Implant Posts Inserted

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If you have just had dental implant posts inserted, your gums may be sore and swollen. Along with your prescribed treatment from your dentist, try one or both of the following home remedies to help reduce the pain and inflammation

Apply Gauze Soaked With Cold Water And Peppermint Oil

The first home remedy for treating your gums after dental post implantation is applying a gauze soaked with cold water and peppermint oil. The cold water helps alleviate the swelling by constricting the blood vessels slightly. This keeps too much blood from entering the gums, which can cause throbbing and pain.

The peppermint oil helps numb the pain. It also helps kill any germs on and around the post insertion sites, helping to prevent infection.

To make the gauze, mix five drops of peppermint oil with a tablespoon of cold water in a small bowl. Place a two-inch by two-inch gauze pad in the bowl, and let it soak up the liquid for a couple of minutes.

Place the gauze on your gum, and leave it on for about five minutes. Then, remove the gauze. If you wish, follow with the treatment listed below.

Rinse Your Mouth With Cool Salt Water

This simple treatment involves rinsing your mouth with cool salt water. The cool water helps reduce inflammation, as described in the section above.

Salt is a natural anti-bacterial agent that helps prevent infections in the implant site. Salt not only provides an antiseptic, but it can also draw the inflammation out of your sore gum tissue. This helps reduce any pain or swelling you may be experiencing.

Although ordinary table salt does work, the healing properties are enhanced when you use finely ground sea salt. Since sea salt has a higher concentration than regular salt, use half of the amount listed in the instructions.

Mix together four tablespoons of cool water with a tablespoon of salt. Stir thoroughly, and let the salt dissolve for a few minutes. Then, rinse your mouth with the liquid for about 20 to 30 seconds, and spit it out. This remedy can also be used to rinse your mouth after eating or drinking to clean it out and keep your symptoms at bay.

Using one or both of the above natural treatments every few hours should help relieve some of your discomfort. However, if your symptoms become worse, or you have any other questions or concerns, you may want to call the dentist who inserted your dental implant posts to discuss your situation with them.


20 June 2016