Have you noticed your gums swelling after you receive braces? Atlanta orthodontist Dr. Caroline Ceneviz at Chamblee Orthodontics notices this all the time and would like to take a moment to explain why this happens, what to expect, and what you can do to alleviate the swelling.
Braces are meant to improve the alignment of your teeth and jaws, and they do this by putting pressure on your teeth. Unfortunately, this pressure can sometimes cause your gums to swell.
The good news is that this swelling is usually temporary and should go down within a week or two. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help ease the discomfort.
First, try rinsing your mouth with salt water several times a day. This will help reduce inflammation and pain. You can also use over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen to help with any discomfort.
If the swelling doesn’t go down or if you’re in a lot of pain, be sure to contact Chamblee Orthodontics. They may be able to adjust your braces or give you other suggestions on how to deal with the swelling.
Remember, swollen gums are usually nothing to worry about and will go away on their own eventually. But if you’re ever in doubt, always schedule a consultation with your Chamblee Orthodontics. They’ll be able to give you the best advice on how to deal with your braces and swollen gums.
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