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How To Cure 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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Wisdom Tooth: The swollen gums due to a wisdom tooth can be remedied in two ways. First, the offending tooth can simply be removed. Second, the tissue around the tooth can be surgically removed, so that you can clean the tooth at home. I would go and get it looked at. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean, clean, clean: Swollen gum, by definition, is gingivitis. Treated by regular cleaning. Loss of bone support, on the other hand, is periodontitis. Treated by deep clean, occlusal adjustment, followed up, and possible bone graft. Treat the gum to save money! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rarely: Rarely it's allergy to the stainless steel. Most often it's from compromised Oral Hygiene. Make sure you BOTH brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes BY THE CLOCK, AND floss and/or Water-Pik daily. Swollen gums usually due to bacteria. Ask both your Orthodontic Specialist and your General Dentist if more frequent professional cleanings, or referral to Periodontist (gum specialist) would be in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: Not sure what you mean exactly. If the tooth is infected causing an abscess and a swollen cheek extracting the tooth or a root canal should fix it. Geting a tooth worked on that is abscessed and when you are swollen can be painful because all the nerves are hypersensitive and its hard to open your mouth. Anesthetic also usually doesnt last as long. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean, clean, clean: Brush into the swollen pus filled gums will help establish drainage and alleviate discomfort. See your dentist for exam, diagnose, and treatment. Do not use antibiotic before the treatment because it will mask out the symptom and lead to wrong diagnosis. See your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen front gum. Dentist said to floss to cure. When I use flosser, it bleeds. How do I floss without "over flossing" and irritating it more?
Superfloss: Superfloss by oral-b, floss threader and platypus flosser make flossing with braces easier. In addition, the use of waterpik or any oral irrigator can help remove plaque and food debris around braces, between teeth, below the gumline and improve gingival health. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Brush and flosss: Brushing and flossing regularly will help reduce bacteria counts in your mouth. Gum inflammation/gingivitis is the bodies response to these bacteria. If the problem persists see a dentist. A mouthwash like listerine (alcohol free) can help as well. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm getting braces to fix my malocclusion bite. How long do I have to wear them for? Will they also help my teeth?
From wikipedia: Malocclusion: imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed. In other words, fixing your malocclusion is most often done by improving the positions of your teeth. The time required is dependent upon the severity-difficulty and patient cooperation. Make an appointment with an orthodontic specialist to get an opinion for yourself. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Cleaning out thi gum: Gingivitis is eliminated but not cured if you don't practice good oral hygiene the problem will recur all deposits clinging to the teeth above and below the gums are removed and you will be shown how to manage plaque the soft n material composed of bacteria and dead cells and saliva if you keep this under control and go regularly for professional cleanings you will be fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brush 12 mins a day: Best cure for swollen gums is brushing and flossing. You got to massage your gums on a regular basis, every single day ,until braces are removed. I tell my patients to brush for 4 entire songs everyday. Boring as hell, but You gotta do what you gotta do. Otherwise, it will be the dentist or gum specialist that have to do your cleaning or even cut your excessive gum tissue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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