A 17-year-old female asked:
I woke up this morning and took my retainer off and my gums were mass and swollen in one particular spot my gums bright red and really sore. ?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 9 years experience
Adjustments: needed to be done to those retainers ,assuming everything else is normal ,the single spot on the game is probably created by pressure from the retained edge the need a simple adjustment by your dentist to make it fit better.
3.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Call: Call your Dentist for an immediate appointment to find out what's causing your gum inflammation (most common cause is infection) and then to treat it or refer you to a Periodontist, a gum specialist. Call the Orthodontist who made your retainer and make an appointment for an adjustment. Make sure to clean retainer thoroughly 2x/day and put it into Denture Cleaner 1x/day.
569 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 28, 2017
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