Gingivitis treatment, home and natural remedy, causes and symptoms of gum disease Gingivitis or gingival inflammation is the most common gum disease that forms at the base of your teeth and in between them due to the dental plaque. Common symptoms are: swollen and bleeding gums, redness and mild sore. Gingivitis is reversible. The most effective treatment is adequate oral hygiene, brushing and flossing twice a day. When the gum inflammation is more severe, your doctor may prescribe you an antibiotic round: Amoxicillin (Augmentin), Clindamycin (Cleocin), Erythromycin (Ery-Tab), Ticarcillin (Timentin), Metronidazole (Flagyl).