A 31-year-old member asked:
got my braces off and my gums are swollen. is this normal?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Lawrence Kessler answered
55 years experience Periodontics
See a periodontist: With braces the gums can become very irritated and swollen have a periodontist check you out to make sure there are no deposits below your gums and teach you how to manage your gums now that your braces are off. If there is no problem with your gums then they should heal within a few days.
Answered on Jan 27, 2015
Dr. John Thaler answered
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Very Common.: Make an appointment with your Dentist for an exam and a cleaning with the Hygienist. Be sure to ask the Dentist to check for any remaining bonding left over from the brackets, and have it carefully removed. Make a second cleaning appointment for 3 months to stay on top of it. Get your electric toothbrush and waterpik going and get these tissues in optimum shape. Plenty of good Dentists in Philly.
Answered on May 19, 2015
Dr. Hessam Rahimi answered
9 years experience Orthodontics
Yep if u didnt brush: Gums swell up when you don't keep it clean throughout treatment. When braces are there, you don't see your gums as swollen as when the braces are removed (they mask the swelling). To get your gums to behave again, brush allot, floss and get a cleaning asap :)
Answered on May 4, 2017
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