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How do you floss swollen gums with braces?

How do you  floss swollen gums with braces?

Try a water pik: 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. ...Read more

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Swollen Gums (Definition)

Swollen gums is also known as Gum swelling. 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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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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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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How long should I have swollen gums after deep cleaning?

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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Is it normal to have swollen gums after getting your teeth cleaned?

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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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

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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Day after teeth scaling what mouth wash is best to use with swollen gums?

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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Can there be issue's with caps over 10 years old i woke up and my gum area around the moler that was capped is really swollen. I tried flossing around the tooth but now it seems really inflamed & increasingly painful.

Dr : Dr funari has given you good advice. Your dental restorations should be evaluated, and your dentist is the one who can do that. Your problem may be solved simply by having a cleaning, or, if the crown has decay along it's edge, you may need to have it replaced. ...Read more

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I have swelling around a fixed dental bridge from not flossing correctly. Flossing helped, but it's still swollen and now there's a hole on gums. Help?

I have swelling around a fixed dental bridge from not flossing correctly. Flossing helped, but it's still swollen and now there's a hole on gums. Help?

Dental abscess: Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Or due to ill-fitting fix bridge.See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Flossing (Definition)

Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline, where gingivitis and ...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


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