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Swollen gums with braces. What should I do?

Swollen gums with braces. What should I do?

Use wax: And call your orthodontist for an appointment. ...Read more

Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon ...Read more


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What works against swollen gums with braces?

What works against swollen gums with braces?

Oral Hygiene: You need meticulous oral hygiene. Ask your orthodontist for specific recommendations. An adult having ortho should have there teeth professional cleaned every months. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swollen gums with braces?

What is the best way to reduce swollen gums with braces?

Floss, brush, rinse: Ensuring that you are being diligent in cleaning under the wire and in between the teeth is critical. Floss. Brush, and use and antibacterial mouth rinse (listerine or pro-health) 2x/day for 30 seconds full strength. Your orthodontist may even remove your wires for a few weeks to help facilitate this. ...Read more

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How do you floss swollen gums with braces?

Floss threaders: Floss threaders can facilitate your flossing by making it easier to get the floss under your orthodontic wires. If you have swollen gums, then you need specific instructions from your orthodontist on home care with your tooth brush and floss. More frequent visits with your family dentist for cleanings and check-ups during braces are also recommended. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of swollen gums with braces?

How should I get rid of swollen gums with braces?

Oral hygiene: Since your braces collect more debris, plaque and tarter accumulate much faster around the brackets, it is more difficult to reach between the teeth and to floss, regardless, you should try harder when you have braces get you teeth cleaned every 3 m not 6 months.
Brush and floss as usual and
use a water pick to flush out the deposits and an interproximal brush to clean between the teeth. ...Read more

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What can I do with swollen gums from braces?

What can I do with swollen gums from braces?

Visit your dentist: It is common with braces to see the gums get swollen and infected. Usually swollen gums occur due lack of regular cleaning and flossing. Take especially good care of your teeth and your gums during orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat swollen gums when you have braces?

How do you treat swollen gums when you have braces?

Brush: Gum tissue needs food moving across it to stimulate it. With appliances on one must brush the gum tissue as the food will not due to the braces interfering with their usual action. ...Read more

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Swollen gums after I got my braces off. Is this normal?

Swollen gums after I got my braces off. Is this normal?

No: Has to do with failure to properly clean while braces in place. Please see your General Dentist for care. Referral to a Periodontist, a gum/bone Specialist, may be prudent. ...Read more

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How fast does swollen gums go back to normal after braces come off?

How fast does swollen gums go back to normal after braces come off?

Temporary/permanent?: Gums should not swell during Orthodontic treatment if Oral Hygiene procedures were properly accomplished. Cleaning between teeth daily (floss, WaterPik, rubber tip, small pointed brush, etc) mandatory to prevent gum damage. If you are lucky swelling will begin to abate immediately. If not, surgical reconstruction may be required. Ask your Orthodontic Specialist for advice. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen gums & canker sores, from braces?

I'm concerned because I have swollen gums & canker sores, from braces?

See your dentist: It is common with braces to see the gums get swollen and infected. Your dentist also may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse or corticosteroid ointment to control the pain and irritation. Take especially good care of your teeth and your gums during orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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I have braces and my teeth are ok, and I have really swollen gums how can I unswell my gums?

I have braces and my teeth are ok, and I have really swollen gums how can I unswell my gums?

Oral hygiene: Try to brush and floss at least twice a day and be very meticulous. If it doesn't resolve, you may need to see your dentist to get treated. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums and I get my braces off next month. How can I get rid of them by then?

Better Oral Hygeine: In most cases the gum swell due to poor cleaning around your braces. Doing a better job cleaning and flossing around the braces will help reduce the swelling. It may not eliminate all of it by the time you have the braces off. Once the braces come off it is easier to clean the area and you may see a much faster reduction in the swelling. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen gums if my braces don't allow me to floss, and I don't have special tools to do it?

Maniy choices: With a floss threader flossingr is possible, although tedious. You can use a rubber tip or small pointed proxy brush as an inexpensive substitute for floss. Best choice, get a water pik and use it every day. It will make your gums much healthier, make your adjustments easier, and will dramatically shorten your time in braces. ...Read more

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How to cure swollen gums and bleeding with home remedies?

How to cure swollen gums and bleeding with home remedies?

Visit a dentist: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. Untreated gingivitis can advance to periodontitis and can eventually lead to the gap between the teeth, tooth loss and other health problems. See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you treat it the better the outcome. ...Read more

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What is the cure for red and swollen gums?

What is the cure for red and swollen gums?

Swollen gums: Red and swollen gums are usually caused by bacteria around or under the gums secreting acid causing an infection called gingivitis. Bone loss that occurs is periodontal disease. Both need to be treated by a dentist by physically removing the bacteria with a cleaning, scaling & root planing, or periodontal surgery. Get an exam and xrays to see the difference of what you have. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums from being a vegan. How do I cure this?

I have swollen gums from being a vegan. How do I cure this?

Dental Cleaning: You may have gingivitis- an infection of the gums causing bleeding and swelling. You may also have periodontitis-an infection of the bone surrounding your teeth. Only a dentist can diagnosis these conditions. Massaging your gums when you brush your teeth can help, however, you need a dental cleaning that includes 'scaling' or cleaning any hard deposits off your teeth. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

See your dentist: What is the cause?
Medications?
Abcesses?
Dirt
trauma?

You need some periodontal treatment. ...Read more

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How do I treat swollen gums?

How do I treat swollen gums?

Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning. ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen gums?

How can I treat swollen gums?

Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations. ...Read more

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How can I relieve swollen gums?

How can I relieve swollen gums?

Debride: Most cases, swollen gums are related to debris and inflamation. You must remove the debris and keep it clean to get the inflamation to go down. Start with a good cleaning with your hygienist and there are some prescriptions oral rinses that can help reduce the bacterial count to help reduce inflamation. ...Read more

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What I can do for swollen gums?

What I can do for swollen gums?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the swelling of the gums. Most likely you have gum disease and a dental cleaning is needed. Sometimes some medications can cause gingival hyperplasia causing the gums to swell. In this case you will require surgery to reduce the bulkiness of the gums (but this is uncommon). Please consult your dentist. ...Read more

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What disease could I have with swollen gums?

What disease could I have with swollen gums?

Periodontal disease: Mostly due to inadequate hygiene (floss, brush), localized infection, "pockets", can be seen (uncommonly) with deficiencies of vitamin c, folic acid. Can be seen due to some meds, can be seen (uncommon to rare) with some leukemias, lymphomas; allergic reactions to flavorings (cinnamon among them). See your dentist first. Can get special mouth washes, checked for other problems. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for swollen gums?

What is the best thing to do for swollen gums?

Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: swollen gums?

What is the definition or description of: swollen gums?

Could be gingivitis.: Swelling in the gums is often the symptom of gingivitis or possilby more advanced periodontal disease. Left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss as well as many systemic problems- increased risk of stroke, heart attack, colon cancer, alzheimer's and others. ...Read more

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What to do if I really want to improve my swollen gums?

Gingivitis: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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What to do if I have swollen gums and it has a wound in it, what should I do?

What to do if I have swollen gums and it has a wound in it, what should I do?

See a periodontist: Swollen gums can be caused by many things
go see a periodontist who specializes in this problem. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums that are not healing. What should I do?

I have swollen gums that are not healing. What should I do?

See your dentist: To see what going on. This requires a personal one on one clinical exam and x-rays to determine cause and recommend treatment. It is not something that we can diagnose over the internet for you. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen gums?

Seek dental care.: You should seek dental, attention because this could be something serious or simple. I cannot answer further without more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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How should you get rid of swollen gums?

How should you get rid of swollen gums?

Proper oral hygiene: Swollen gums usually caused by colonies of bacteria that are left there for a while. Proper brushing and flossing will remove them. At first it will be sore when you brush and floss, you may even have some bleeding. But after 2 or 3 days the sensitivity, bleeding, and swelling will subside. Also please go see your dentist and have examination and proper cleaning of your teeth and gums. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more