Swollen or bleeding gums can be very bothersome and is a sign that something is not right. Either you're not flossing enough (which aggravates your gums and causes them to bleed) or you need some nutritional support.
If you have common garden sage growing in your yard for culinary uses this is a great place to start. Sage is naturally antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial. It's healing and soothing to sore gums and sore throats!