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i recently got my braces off 2 hours ago and now one side of my lip is starting to swell. is that normal?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: But probably just a reaction to being leaned on during removal. Why don't you call your orthodontist to ask if they want to see you.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

I have just got my braces off 2 hours ago and now one side of my lip is starting to swell. Is that normal?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: Could have gotten bumped during braces removal. Take nsaids. Apply ice intermittently for the next 24 hrs. Call your orthodontist if swelling does not abate.

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