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Why Do They Cut The Fibers After Braces
Stability, but no: Fiberotomies are done to increase the stability of the orthodontic correction. The fibers that are cut are above the bone, and for that reason i doubt its effectiveness. The overwhelming majority of fibers that connect the root to bone are below the crest of bone, different vertical levels have different angulations. If only 5 or so % of fibers are cut, there are still many more to relapse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do the following: Take 1 200mg advil/ibuprofen/motrin every 4 hrs w lots of liquids or food. Rinse 4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Swish ; spit out. Cover your "stickers" with the wax your orthodontic specialist will provide for you. Dab Benzocaine in orabase onto the sore spots w q-tip. ...Read more
Many treatments: 1. Ask your orthodontic specialist to check your braces to make sure there are no annoying "stickers" that he/she can reshape for you. 2. Take 1 200mg ibuprofen/advil/motrin with food or lots of liquid 4x/day. 3. Rinse 3x/day with 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do not swallow. 4. Apply orthodontic wax to "sticker." 5. With q-tip dab orabase-b onto sore spot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wax: Your dentist/orthodontist should give you some wax to place on top of cut area for relief. Warm salt water holding briefly 15 seconds, then rinse will help. 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) will also help. Topical numbing using orajel or orabase or chloraseptic spray will also help. After the initial adaptation period (couple weeks), it will get better as your oral mucosa adapts. Consult with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rapid healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more
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