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How do you floss swollen gums with braces?

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

Swollen Gums (Definition)

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?

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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How do I treat swollen gums?

How do I treat swollen gums?

Gum massage: Massage gums with sesame seed oil first thing in the morning. ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen gums?

How can I treat swollen gums?

Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations. ...Read more

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How can I relieve swollen gums?

How can I relieve swollen gums?

Debride: Most cases, swollen gums are related to debris and inflamation. You must remove the debris and keep it clean to get the inflamation to go down. Start with a good cleaning with your hygienist and there are some prescriptions oral rinses that can help reduce the bacterial count to help reduce inflamation. ...Read more

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What I can do for swollen gums?

What I can do for swollen gums?

Depends: Depends on the cause of the swelling of the gums. Most likely you have gum disease and a dental cleaning is needed. Sometimes some medications can cause gingival hyperplasia causing the gums to swell. In this case you will require surgery to reduce the bulkiness of the gums (but this is uncommon). Please consult your dentist. ...Read more

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What disease could I have with swollen gums?

What disease could I have with swollen gums?

Periodontal disease: Mostly due to inadequate hygiene (floss, brush), localized infection, "pockets", can be seen (uncommonly) with deficiencies of vitamin c, folic acid. Can be seen due to some meds, can be seen (uncommon to rare) with some leukemias, lymphomas; allergic reactions to flavorings (cinnamon among them). See your dentist first. Can get special mouth washes, checked for other problems. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for swollen gums?

What is the best thing to do for swollen gums?

Dental care: With good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy. Floss daily, brush after meals, consider a water pik, and see your dentist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist about other considerations. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: swollen gums?

What is the definition or description of: swollen gums?

Could be gingivitis.: 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 cancer, alzheimer's and others. ...Read more

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What to do if I really want to improve my swollen gums?

What to do if I really want to improve my swollen gums?

Gingivitis: Swollen gums can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. The bacteria and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless toxic “plaque” on teeth causing the gums to become inflamed and to easily bleed. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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What to do if I have swollen gums and it has a wound in it, what should I do?

What to do if I have swollen gums and it has a wound in it, what should I do?

See a periodontist: Swollen gums can be caused by many things
go see a periodontist who specializes in this problem. ...Read more

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Are swollen gums caused by stress?

Possibly: Stress alone is not usually enough. Poor dental hygiene or an infection should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can tea bags help with swollen gums?

No, not likely: I have heard of using tea bags to help stop bleeding after an extraction. The tannic acids along with pressure from biting on the bag helps to control minor bleeding. Tea is not helpful in reducing gum inflammation. You need to see a dentist and find the cause of your inflammation. Only with a correct diagnosis can your problem be resolved. ...Read more

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Is it normal for swollen gums to bleed?

Wrong question: While swollen gums usually bleed, it is not healthy to have swollen gums. Bleeding gums is an early sign of gum disease that needs to be addressed before the progression causes irreversible damage to the bone supporting your teeth. The treatment will include some level of teeth "cleaning', and instructions on how to do a better job at home to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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What can be done about red swollen gums?

What can be done about red swollen gums?

Brush and Floss: For starters. See your dentist or periodontist for a professional cleaning and diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I stop my swollen gums from bleeding?

How can I stop my swollen gums from bleeding?

See your dentist: Swollen, bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. That is sufficient reason for you to make an appointment to see your dentist, undergo a complete evaluation and get a diagnosis. Than you can set about to solve your bleeding and swollen gum problem! Don't delay, your teeth and health hang in the balance! ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

What's recommended as a cure for swollen gums?

See your dentist: What is the cause?
Medications?
Abcesses?
Dirt
trauma?

You need some periodontal treatment. ...Read more

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How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

It depends: On the cause. Most of the time, this is due to plaque and calculus and is treated by a professional cleaning and good oral hygiene. However, some serious systemic diseases can cause swollen gums, so it is best to visit a dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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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How to cure swollen gums and bleeding with home remedies?

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 more

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I have swollen gums that are not healing. What should I do?

I have swollen gums that are not healing. What should I do?

See your dentist: To see what going on. This requires a personal one on one clinical exam and x-rays to determine cause and recommend treatment. It is not something that we can diagnose over the internet for you. ...Read more

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What is a good oral hygienic routine to prevent swollen gums?

What is a good oral hygienic routine to prevent swollen gums?

Brushing, flossing: The best oral hygiene routine starts with a healthy mouth. To keep plaque and tarter from building up under and at the gum line, brush for 3 minutes on all tooth surfaces-cheek side, tongue side and on the chewing surface. Flossing each tooth is also necessary, sliding the floss along the tooth surface and under the gum. Brush your tongue also. Keep your mouth plaque/bacteria free for health. ...Read more

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Why do gums get swollen when you don't floss and have braces?

Why do gums get swollen when you don't floss and have braces?

Gingivitis: 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. ...Read more

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Incredibly painful, swollen gums right at the back end of the molars. How to stop it?

Incredibly painful, swollen gums right at the back end of the molars. How to stop it?

Gingivitis: This could represent an infection of your gums, or gingivitis. If that is what you have, you may need antibiotics, in addition to continuing to brush your teeth regularly, starting to floss, and adding the use of a good antiseptic mouthwash like listerine may help. Go and see your dentist for an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I have swollen gums I send pictures and I don't know what medicine I should take. Its getting worse I need help?

See dentist: See a dentist asap. Swelling means infection and there are no medications alone that will cure this. Gentle brushing and flossing to keep your mouth clean and ibuprophen for any pain will help until you see a dentist. ...Read more

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I heard Gum Paint is helpful on swollen gums. How does that work? Do you recommend it? (Its brand name Astrigum)

Worse: Not good. Inflammation usually means infection. Need to treat the infection to make the gums healthy. "Paint" doesn't treat infection, just reduces some of the fluid levels in the tissues. Gum disease will worsen with time, even if you disguise some of it's effects. Please don't waste your time and money. Call your Dentist for professional help. ...Read more

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How long does it take for leukemia to build in your body before it is diagnosed daughters symptom was swollen gums diagnosed and five days later pass?

How long does it take for leukemia to build in your body before it is diagnosed daughters symptom was swollen gums diagnosed and five days later pass?

Variable: Chronic leukemias (cml, cll) may develop very slowly. Acute leukemias (aml, all) are often more "acute" and fast developing. Exactly when a leukemia develops and is clinically noticed is impossible to say. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen gums?

Seek dental care.: You should seek dental, attention because this could be something serious or simple. I cannot answer further without more information. Good luck. ...Read more

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