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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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What can I do with swollen gums from braces?

What can I do with swollen gums from braces?

Visit your dentist: It is common with braces to see the gums get swollen and infected. Usually swollen gums occur due lack of regular cleaning and flossing. Take especially good care of your teeth and your gums during orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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What works against swollen gums with braces?

What works against swollen gums with braces?

Oral Hygiene: You need meticulous oral hygiene. Ask your orthodontist for specific recommendations. An adult having ortho should have there teeth professional cleaned every months. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce swollen gums with braces?

What is the best way to reduce swollen gums with braces?

Floss, brush, rinse: Ensuring that you are being diligent in cleaning under the wire and in between the teeth is critical. Floss. Brush, and use and antibacterial mouth rinse (listerine or pro-health) 2x/day for 30 seconds full strength. Your orthodontist may even remove your wires for a few weeks to help facilitate this. ...Read more

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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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How should I get rid of swollen gums with braces?

How should I get rid of swollen gums with braces?

Oral hygiene: Since your braces collect more debris, plaque and tarter accumulate much faster around the brackets, it is more difficult to reach between the teeth and to floss, regardless, you should try harder when you have braces get you teeth cleaned every 3 m not 6 months. Brush and floss as usual and use a water pick to flush out the deposits and an interproximal brush to clean between the teeth. ...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 do you treat swollen gums when you have braces?

Brush: Gum tissue needs food moving across it to stimulate it. With appliances on one must brush the gum tissue as the food will not due to the braces interfering with their usual action. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen gums & canker sores, from braces?

I'm concerned because I have swollen gums & canker sores, from braces?

See your dentist: It is common with braces to see the gums get swollen and infected. Your dentist also may prescribe an antimicrobial mouth rinse or corticosteroid ointment to control the pain and irritation. Take especially good care of your teeth and your gums during orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Part of gum swollen after braces removed. Should i be worried?

Have it checked: May be transient or may require debridement or other rx. Ask your orthodontic specialist to have a look. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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