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I need to know what the best treatment for gum pain from wearing retainer?

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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Needs adjustment

If your retainer is rubbing/pinching your gums, it needs attention from your dental professional.
He/she can adjust the plastic to be more comfortable. We recommend patients to try an emory board to slightly sand down the offensive area.

In brief: Needs adjustment

If your retainer is rubbing/pinching your gums, it needs attention from your dental professional.
He/she can adjust the plastic to be more comfortable. We recommend patients to try an emory board to slightly sand down the offensive area.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Gum pain

Probably ibuprofen, among over-the-counter medications.
You could also try the medications for teething pain in infants like oragel or anbesol.

In brief: Gum pain

Probably ibuprofen, among over-the-counter medications.
You could also try the medications for teething pain in infants like oragel or anbesol.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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