swollen gums after flossing

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Dr. Morey Furman answered:

How do you floss swollen gums with braces?

Try a water pik

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It is very difficult to floss teeth with braces. I recommend using a water pil to my patients with braces to clean around the brackets and under the wire.
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Why do gums get swollen when you don't floss and have braces?

Gingivitis

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Bacteria accumulate around your teeth when you don't floss and brush well. Braces make it easier for the bacteria to accumulate. It sounds like you need a very thorough dental cleaning and oral hygiene instructions. You should probably have your teeth cleaned every 3 months while in braces.
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Dr. Nathan Pfister answered:

Just started flossing again and my gums have swollen a lot. How do I get the swelling down?

Swelling gums

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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.
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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

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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.
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My gums are very sensitive lately. They are a little swollen in the front. I didnt brush or floss that often and i smoke. Maybe gum disaese?

Gingivitis

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start with better oral hygiene, or say hi the prmature tooth loss. Also say Hi to your dentist
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I have strep on one side and on that side my guns are swollen and sensitive, so are my teeth. Can't chew. Could flossing push strep into my gums?

Please see dentist!

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It sounds like you really need to see a dentist ASAP. From your symptoms you may already have an infection going on, and more than flossing is needed to treat it. Please don't wait, because it could get worse.
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Help with swollen and bleeding gums? I haven't been to the dentist in a long time, but did finally schedule an appointment for later in the month. In the meantime, my gums have become swollen to the point where they bleed anytime I brush or floss. Should

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An appointment a few weeks out is routine and your situation is no longer routine. Call for a more immediate evaluation and try to get your gum problem under immediate control.
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Dr. Edward Neilsen answered:

why does my gums swollen?

Swollen gums

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Some medications (Dilantin for example) can cause swollen gums. Other times this can result from a vitamin deficiency (C, B, etc). In fact, Scurvy, the disease sailors used to get, starts out as swollen, red gums from lack of vitamin C. More common these days, however, is a bacterial infection of the gums - periodontitis or gingivitis. See a dentist, they should be able to solve this quickly.
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Dr. Indu Lal answered:

How do I treat swollen gums?

Gum massage

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Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning
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Sore throat and swollen gums?

Viral

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Possibly viral infection given the season. Allergy is another consideration. If you have other symptoms, please relay those.
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