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.
Good oral hygiene. Braces make it more difficult to keep your teeth clean with all the nooks and crannies. That means one has to be more vigilant about brushing and flossing, sometimes more often than when you don't have braces. Being strict about your oral hygiene is important to prevent problems down the road.
Improve oral hygiene. Braces make it more difficult to clean. You must brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock w soft or electric t/brush & pea sized portion of t'paste. You must clean between teeth daily w floss and/or WaterPik (does wonders), but it must be EVERY DAY. See Dentist more frequently for professional cleaning if swelling remains. Ask your specialist Orthodontist if a Oeriodontis should be consulted.
See below. See your dentist on prescribed intervals. If you have traditional orthodontics, have the orthodontist remove the wire for optimum cleaning by the dentist and or hygienist. If needed, the orthodontist or general dentist may refer you to a periodontist.
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?
Threader/proxibrush. You should be able to floss (although it is more difficult) by using floss threaders to loop the floss under the arch wire. I like the type made by butler/gum. You can also pick up a proxibrush. The same company makes many varieties, shapes, sizes. It looks like a small bottle brush on a handle. Go to a drug store and browse the dental hygiene aids aisle, you'll find all this stuff and more to help.
Get a waterpik. You'll need something special. Either a water blaster, like a waterpik, special floss threader, or floss. You shouldn't think about metal innstruments. Also, you should be getting your teeth cleaned at least 3 times per year, if not 4.
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.
See your dentist. Some patients do experience some irritation of the gingival tissues with orthodontic appliances. A visti with your dentist or the dental hygienist for a thorough cleaning would be the first step. If the tissues do not shrink after the braces are removed, you may have to undergo some deeper cleaning and/or a minor surgical procedure to reduce the thickness or shape of the gum tissue.
Better Oral Hygeine. In most cases the gum swell due to poor cleaning around your braces. Doing a better job cleaning and flossing around the braces will help reduce the swelling. It may not eliminate all of it by the time you have the braces off. Once the braces come off it is easier to clean the area and you may see a much faster reduction in the swelling.
Stimudent toothpicks. After the braces are off and the teeth have been cleaned I have found the use of stimudent toothpicks very effect in reducing the swollen gums.
See dental hygienist. Swollen gums is the body's reaction to irritation -food film and biofilm. Remove this with increased frequency of brushing. Floss under wires with 'butler bridge flossers.' tooth picks can help but care is needed to not damage to the papillae (gum) between the teeth. Using a water pick is useful a 50/50 solution of listerine/water will fight the bacteria around the teeth. See your hygienist.
Yes...but... As others have stated, swollen gums are an infection caused by food and bacteria that are not cleaned off your teeth every day, you must manage this accumulation daily to help reduce the overt swelling. Your dentist and hygienist can help get to those areas you miss, but, you really need to become more involved with the process and help them help you. Talk with them about the best ways to do this.
100% clean. The only way to reduce the swelling is to clean in between your teeth and gums and braces 100%. If you leave any plaque or bacteria the selling will not go away. If there is any calculus it will not go away.
Improve oral hygiene. Improving oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) will reduce inflammation and swelling in your gums.
You can't. Swollen gums take a while to happen and a while to be corrected. You should have been more concientious with brushing.
Brushing, cleaning. Gingivitis or swollen gum tissue is most often caused by inadequate oral hygiene during braces. Angling your tooth brush bristles into the tooth and gum tissue union and gently massaging while watching tv or using computer is suggested. Healthy tissue will typically not bleed. Ask your orthodontic specialist if a prescription rinse might be helpful in your situation.
Oral hygiene. Step up your oral hygiene procedures. Floss and brush along the gums. Brush up and down behind the wires with a proxabrush. Once braces come off swollen gums usually dramatically improve in a week or two.
Brushing. Swollen gums are typically from poor hygiene. However, good brushing, especially to make sure that you brush your gums, not just your teeth, can make a big difference over the next month.
Flossing? Most often, swollen gums are the result of poor oral hygiene. Are you flossing every day? I would urge you to see a periodontist (gum specialist). Gum disease is the major cause of tooth loss.
Get teeth cleaned. See your dentist and get your teeth really well cleaned. You may need more periodontal treatment aftyer this. The trick is to keep them clean every day with flossing and brushing. Ask tghe guy who cleans your teeth to teach you how to do this.
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.
Proper oral hygiene. Swollen gums usually caused by colonies of bacteria that are left there for a while. Proper brushing and flossing will remove them. At first it will be sore when you brush and floss, you may even have some bleeding. But after 2 or 3 days the sensitivity, bleeding, and swelling will subside. Also please go see your dentist and have examination and proper cleaning of your teeth and gums.
Infection. Swollen gums can also be caused by an abcess (infection). The source of the infection can be a tooth, which would then require a root canal or extraction. The infection could also be gums and bone (periodontal abcess). This could then be treated with antibiotics, and periodontal treatment.
Depends. On the cause. If it is one area caused by an abscess get the abscess treated by your dentist. If all the gums are swollen then you need to see your dentist for an exam and a cleaning above and below the gumline. You may also want to see a gum specialist, periodontist.
Carefull hygiene. From the onset, yoiu have to practice very diligent oral hygiene techniques. This involves: brushing floss threaders and the use of a waterpik. One the gums become bulbous and fibrous, they may require periodontal surgeryto recontour them.
Have it checked. If you are brushing properly, this could mean there is something stuck in-between the tooth and gum causing irritation.
FIND SOMEONE IN THE. Medicasl/dental field that will help you identify the cause.
Gums. Gums are not naturally swollen so please see your dentist.