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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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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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After how long do swollen gums become back to normal?

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

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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Swollen gums after i got my braces off. Is this normal?

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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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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