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Swelling Gums Braces
Can my nickel/silver allergy be the cause of my gums swelling around my braces, despite how often I brush my teeth/floss?
SS Band allergy?: It's more likely physical irritation and plaque accumulation although some individual may have a soft tissue reaction to foreign materials such as stainless steel bands. This should be discussed with your Orthodontist who can determine what's going on in your particular case and make suggestions and\or modifications if necessary. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Is it normal to have swelled gums and some wounds when you have braces? What possible medicines or actions should I take to lessen the swelling?
Is it normal to have swelled gums and/or wounds when you have braces? How can I reduce the swelling? It hurs whenever I am eating. It's annoying.
Swollen gums are not good & are an indication that you are not maintaining well. If they remain swollen throughout the entire treatment, you may end up with moderate gumline problems & decay.
My patients use electric toothbrush. They clean much better! Consider the oral b as they have many different style brush heads for you to choose from including one for orthodontics.
You may need a cleaning. ...Read more
Wrong question: The question should be, "can I get the gum swelling to go down while I'm in braces? " removing braces will not cure infected gums. Removing bacteria will. Don't wait to address this until after your braces come off. Fix it now. Ask your orthodontist & your general dentist for hygiene help. They may want you to see a periodontist. ...Read more
I have braces, the gums around my molar where the metal band is smells really bad and are swelling. What can I do?
If you are having a difficult time maintaining well, then, you could develop swelling due to gum line irritation, trapped food particles, plaque and tartar build up.
It is very important that patients with braces, become meticulous maintainers. The use of electric toothbrush and irrigator (waterpik) are especially beneficial.
Gumline problems and extensive decay can occur. ...Read more
Yes: As they push their way out, the gum tissue over and around them can swell. ...Read more
I have braces bcoz of spaces between my front teeth but suddenly d gums between it swell & it hurts when I brush it. I regularly brush & use mouthwash?
Orthodontist: Please speak to your orthodontist. As discussed in my prior answer to a similar post you made, since there is less space between your teeth, the gum tissue has been compressed in that area. Over time things should be fine. Great oral hygiene will help. ...Read more
GM, I'm a FM patient braces fitted 2nd Sept. Left side bottom gum inside next to tongue 2 blisters swollen makes my tongue swell, glands swolen, ear?
Aphthous stomatitis: See doctor to exckude other diagnosisGet a more detailed answer ›
I hurt my lip at practice when my lip got hit onto my braces. How do I get take care of the swelling?
Mouth guard: An orthodontic mouth guard should be worn for all contact sports, including practice. Ice the injured area for 1st 24 hrs (on 10 minutes, off 10 minutes). After that use warm compresses. Take 1 200mg advil/motrin/ibuprofen every 4 hours with lots of food or liquids. Have your orthodontic specialist check you for tissue damage, tooth damage, and braces damage, all of which need immediate care. ...Read more
24-48 hours: Swelling should go down within a day or so. I it is progressively getting worse you may have an infection although that would be very unusual on the lip. ...Read more
I just had my braces on for 4 days. Today I start feel ache on my right jaw and cheeks. I realise my right jaw is swelling and it hurts alot.
I have pain in the submental node region behind my chin. I had sinus surgery 13 days ago and have braces. No visible swelling or fever. Unsure cause?
I'm worried because my lip hit my braces and my braces created a hole into my lip and it is swollen today, how can I get rid of the swelling, what do you suggest?
Part of healing: Too late now to ice the traumatized area. Try warm compresses. Take 1 advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hrs w food/liquids to help bring down swelling. Keep tissues clean. Avoid spicy foods. Hopefully you're seeing an orthodontic specialist...Call the office now for appt to check tissues, teeth, and appliances for damage. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 19d ago. Swelling/pain better. @ ER ankle braces, crutches for 6 wks. Still limited movement/stiff/v weak. Will physio heal 100%?
Yes with therapy: This depends on the extent of the injury. What is injured and torn, etc. Ask your physician to have you see an ankle specialist. ...Read more
Common gingivitis: Swollen, red and bleeding gums may be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. You can typically get free or reduced fee dental care at dental schools, community clinics, and health centers. Do not delay, ...Read more
Yes: The gum swelling may very well be part of the disease process that warrants removal of the tooth. If your health allows, and do not take any blood thinning medications, I see no contra-indication to removal of a tooth that has gum swelling. ...Read more
A dose of reality: An abscess is a an acute infection and can lead to hospitalization or even death if left untreated. You need to seek treatment. Antibiotics and pain medication might help temporarily, but without treating the source of the infection, it will return and often more aggressively. ...Read more
Determine cause: Once the cause of the swelling is determined then proper care can be suggested. Please see a local dentist to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more
Not much: Swelling indicates infection, either of the tooth, the gum/bone that supports the tooth, or both. The infection requires professional care. Please call your Dentist. The sooner you address this the less the chance of complications. ...Read more
Absolutely: Swelling is not normal. It indicates a problem which may be simple to treat or serious. Only with a one on one clinical exam and x-rays can a dentist determine what is wrong and then recommend appropriate treatment. Little problems usually become big problems if left untreated. Be smart and call for an appointment. ...Read more
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