For the past three months I've had two gum infections resulting from partially impacted wisdom teeth. Brush your teeth often, and brush the teeth/gums in the affected area gently to avoid irritating it. Avoid smoking if you can stand it. Take supplements and eat foods that boost the immune system (echinacea, lysine, goldenseal, garlic). Apply tea tree oil to the infection. Use mouthwash several times daily, preferably something that's not too harsh. I like Desert Essence's stuff, especially the kind that contains tea tree oil. Biotene is also good, or you can just gargle with an equal mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water.
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