The best cure for sore gums is practicing good oral hygiene, but additional dental treatments and medication such as scale and polish, mouthwash and root planning are necessary, according to the National Health Service in England. Symptoms of sore gums include gum inflammation, bleeding, redness, pain and sensitivity, notes MedicineNet.
Some oral hygiene practices that can cure or prevent sore gums include brushing the teeth at least twice a day, using fluoridated toothpaste, flossing the teeth daily, visiting a dentist regularly and avoiding smoking, states the NHS. Mouthwash helps to control plaque, while scale and polish removes hardened plaque. Root planning helps in getting rid of bacteria from the root of the teeth.