A gum injury can be very painful, but in most cases, it does not require medical treatment and will heal itself (slowly). Regardless, there are definitely things you should do directly after to prevent infection and reduce swelling: Rinse with warm saltwater. Swish antiseptic mouthwash.
How do you heal a gum tear?
The best way to reduce both the pain and swelling of a gum injury is to place either a warm or cold compress, such a bag of ice or a heat pack, on the affected area. While taking pain relievers may be an option, it is best to wait until after the dental visit to take pain relief medications.
Does it hurt when the dentist cut your gum?
Youll be given local anesthesia before the procedure starts. This will numb your gums so you wont feel pain while the doctor is working on your mouth. But you can expect some tenderness and numbness afterward. The amount of discomfort depends on how much of your gums had to be reshaped or removed.