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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
31 years in practice
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How do you floss swollen gums with braces?

Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
31 years in practice
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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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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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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How long should I have swollen gums after deep cleaning?

Dr. Christopher Dowd
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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How long should I have swollen gums after deep cleaning?

Not long: If you're following good dental hygine routine, bleeding should reduce then stop over a few wks or less. Do you floss? Often times when we don't floss regularly or brush thoroughly some tissues don't get in contact with either floss or toothbrush, & become inflamed/irritated and gum disease can develop. A water pik might help too. Be sure to see your dentist regularly, esp if it doesn't clear. ...Read more

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Dr. Jake Richards
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Is it normal to have swollen gums after getting your teeth cleaned?

Dr. Jake Richards
Board Certified, Dentistry
7 years in practice
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Is it normal to have swollen gums after getting your teeth cleaned?

Yes: Immediately after there will be inflammation from the procedure especially if it had been awhile since your last cleaning. Make sure to keep brushing and flossing even when it is sore. A few days it should be gone. ...Read more

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Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Swollen gums between two teeth right after cleaning had this problem for six month combine with sensitivity! what to do? Dentist don't give clear answe

Dr. Rod Zimmerman
Board Certified, Dentistry
32 years in practice
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Swollen gums between two teeth right after cleaning had this problem for six month combine with sensitivity! what to do? Dentist don't give clear answe

2nd opinion: Additional clinical and radiographic criteria is needed to make an accurate diagnosis to treat your condition. However, it sounds like you have localized gum disease. It is advised to have a second opinion with a periodontist, who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Reubel
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
36 years in practice
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Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Dr. Steven Reubel
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
36 years in practice
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Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

Salt water: It removes inflammatory fluids and toughens the tissue. Use 1/2 tsp of salt in a 5 oz glass of warm water, rinse one mouthful for 2 minutes, then expectorate. Do 2-3 times per day for a week. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Board Certified, Dentistry
34 years in practice
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After how long do swollen gums become back to normal?

Dr. Peter Karsant
Board Certified, Dentistry
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After how long do swollen gums become back to normal?

Swollen: From what cause? More information needed however after deep cleaning 2-6 wks, gum surgery 6 wks, allergy depends but 1-2 wks. ...Read more

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Dr. Nathan Pfister
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Just started flossing again and my gums have swollen a lot. How do I get the swelling down?

Dr. Nathan Pfister
Board Certified, Dentistry
7 years in practice
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Just started flossing again and my gums have swollen a lot. How do I get the swelling down?

Swelling gums: You possible dislodged tarter or "something" deeper into the gums. I'd try a water pic with a diluted salt rinse. If its been awhile you would certainly benefit from having them professionally cleaned. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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Swollen gums after i got my braces off. Is this normal?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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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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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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My gums are very sensitive lately. They are a little swollen in the front. I didn't brush or floss that often and I smoke. Maybe gum disaese?

Dr. Gregory Fehr
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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My gums are very sensitive lately. They are a little swollen in the front. I didn't brush or floss that often and I smoke. Maybe gum disaese?

Gingivitis: Start with better oral hygiene, or say hi the prmature tooth loss. Also say hi to your dentist. ...Read more

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