How do you treat swollen gums faster? I need to have braces but the Orthodontic dentist will not start treatment. He said that I have some gum problems that need to be clear up. My gums are very noticeable swollen, gun and often bleed when I brush and sometimes eat. The Orthodontic dentist said that I would need to see a Periodontist dentist to get gum treatment first. How can I help to clear up this gum issue so they they stop bleeding and become less swollen.?