How you get rid of swollen gums depends on the cause of the swelling. For serious cases, you may need to see a dentist for treatment. At home, you can keep your gums healthy by daily flossing, regular brushing (not too hard though), gargling with warm salty water, baking soda in water, or fresh lemon juice in water. Rinsing right after eating also helps. You can find more information here: .