U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Australia
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 answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Hamid
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.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Aug 28, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.