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Having braces. Upper gums rough, white rash on gums. Normal?

I was brushing my teeth earlier and I noticed something unusual. The surface of my gums on my upper set of teeth has become very slightly rough/bumpy. When I run my fingers along my bottom gums you can t actually feel any difference in texture however you can definitely see a difference. There is also what appears to be a sort of white coloured rash on the gums on my canine teeth, they are not swollen nor painful and they are not raised, they just look odd.This wasn t there this morning and it seems to have appeared very quickly. I m not sure if having braces may affect my gums at all but i ve had them on since October 2011, so I m sure they can t be related.I asked my dad about it and he said that he also has the same problem in his mouth but he ignored it and nothing has happened. Is it normal to get this or is it something I should be worried about?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
I read your problem,i would like to tell you that after having braces one will definitely get the gum inflammation,but you need to get the scaling done on regular intervals during orthodontic treatment is necessary.
So i will suggest you visit to you dentist and get the scaling done and if after scaling and good oral hygiene also you have the same problem,you should take a second opinion.
Nothing to get worried.
Take Care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
Any change in your mouth should be seen by a dental professional. It could be minor or it could be something more. It is always better to have it looked at than to let it go. Ignoring a problem does not making it any less severe. Sometimes diseases from other parts of the body manifest or give signs in the mouth. Go have it checked it will put your mind at ease..
Answered: Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dr. Chaithanyaa Nemaly's  Response
hello there...putting on the braces will surely cause gum enlargement...thats very natural and have to keep it clean by brushing twice...and gargle after you eat...white rash that you mention is not exactly rash as you termed it...thats the smug of food that presents as a white patch...goes away with cleaning...not a concern...
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. A.S.Vimalashree's  Response
your gums are affected as you cannot clean then properly due to braces. get scaling done, use ortho brush for brushing & regularly use mouthwash, this will keep your gums healthy

Answered: Thu, 6 Dec 2012
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