Brushing your teeth too hard, poor flossing techniques, and infections of the gums are some of the causes of gum pain. Smoking can also cause your gums to hurt, or you could even have a disease in your gums – gingivitis.
What is Aspirin?
Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, as commonly known is a form of medication that helps to reduce fever, pain, or inflammation. But is aspirin a good option for gum pain? Due to the acidic component that is found in aspirin, it is dangerous for you to ingest it near your teeth or on your gums. Aspirin helps relieve pain by dissolving into the bloodstream, which then relieves the pain in your gums. Aspirin isn't really the best idea. Instead, you can use over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen.
Why Choose Anti-inflammatory Drugs
Analgesics that have an anti-inflammatory effect are probably the most effective for any dental issue you may face. Ibuprofen is suitable for your gums when they hurt because of its ability to reduce pain and inflammation. Ibuprofen works by blocking natural enzymes known as cyclo-oxygenase enzymes. The enzymes help make other chemicals in the body called prostaglandins, which are sometimes produced at the site of injury and damage and cause pain and inflammation.
Using ibuprofen and other pain reliving drugs, such as acetaminophen, together with ice and gurgling a warm salt water solution will help relief the pain since it blocks the prostaglandins from forming at the site of the inflammation before you we can see you. This will help reduce the pain quickly, and help reduce the inflammation for a short time. To find out more on how to use these pain relievers, please contact our offices and set up a consultation. We can help determine what is wrong and get treatment started.