Welcome Desperadonyc5. I've upped my C/MSM myself lately.
Another thing you could try is swishing with Yerba Prima Great Plains liquid bentonite. I'm doing that right now to knock out an infection. Or packing the infected area with powdered clay is supposed to work wonders, I may try that myself. See: http://www.ehow.com/about_5061468_bentonite-gum-disease.html
It says there that one should use Bentonite daily if prone to gum disease. Since I am myself, I think I may do that. First OP, then swish with the liquid clay for 10 min.