We can't tell you what you should do, since we don't know everything about your condition etc., but I can tell you what I did.
Before I had my mercury-silver dental amalgams removed, I often had swollen gums and loose teeth. What I did to heal the gums was use baking soda and table salt mixed in warm water. Sometimes I would also use antiseptic mouthwash after the salt water treatment.
Today, I have have no problems like I had before, but I do remember all the treatments that I had to do for my gums.
If the problem persists, of course always check it out with a doctor.
Steven2984 - there is no real way to cure gum disease without seeing a dentist/hygenist. It doesn't hurt that much and in the long run is the only way to save your teeth. Of course your description of your problem is a bit lacking so I can only guess as to the extent.
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You can try cleaning your teeth and gums by brushing with hydrogen peroxide a few times a day. It foams a LOT, so you will have to keep spitting the foam out, but brush good with a soft or medium toothbrush. Get a new toothbrush often...they are full of bacteria.
Seeing a dentist is not the only way, but you will have to work on those gums and keep the teeth clean.
You may need antibiotics from the doctor as well.
(Whenever I see a dentist for cleaning they are astounded how clean they are and they virtually do nothing to them. Dentists aren't the only solution.
I always use mothwash to brush, and never use toothpaste.I clean my own teeth of tartar and such, with a pick.)