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Having braces. Gums inflammed, growing downwards. Looking for laser removal of gums. Braces affect the process?

Hi! I m 14 years old an i have had braces on for about a year and a half. But my gums are highly inflamed and seem to be growing downwards making my teeth look small. It makes me very self confident! I told my orthodontist And he said it was fine just I need to brush better. But I was looking to have my gums lazer removed. Is this possible while wearing my braces? Or will it mess up the process. Thanks so much!
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
When you have braces on and they are tightened to get your teeth straightened out in a row. The orthodontist will always advice you to have the best of oral hygiene so as to ensure that you keep your gums healthy and infection at bay. The best of brushing and flossing techniques when used even with braces on will ensure that you have gums that are not swollen.

Gum swelling can also result in the gums bleeding. The first thing for you to realize it is quite common when you are new to braces to see the gums swollen. This could be the result of a gum infection called gingivitis. The first thing to do is to ensure that your teeth are perfectly clean of all tartar and plaque before you go ahead and have the braces put on. Ensure that you have an appointment with the dentist who will clean your teeth thoroughly of all plaque and tartar. Once that is done you need to ensure that you do brush and floss well so as to make certain that teeth and gums have no thriving bacteria on them.

Gum swelling need not be only because of the braces but other factors as well. It could even result from hormonal fluctuation and therefore, if the gum swelling persists it’s a good idea to rule all of these out.

In fact, lots of people notice that once they have the braces removed, the swelling automatically reduces and the gums get back into shape. The best way to keep your gums healthy, even with braces on and ensure that you don’t have to deal with Braces and Swelling Gums is to have a good toothbrush. The use of an electric toothbrush with braces on is a good idea as it will be able to reach every little corner of your mouth and ensure that no food particles remain embedded in them.
When you have Braces and Swelling Gums another indication is that you need to further take care of your gums and teeth. This is similar symptom to gingivitis which causes bleeding and swelling of the gums.
You can also try using a medicated mouthwash after every time that you brush and floss your teeth. This will reduce the swelling of the gums and make them healthier. Another thing that you need to keep a check on is that you aren’t brushing or flossing too hard. If you go on and brush hard enough it will irritate the gums and make them bleed, get infected and this will result in swelling. Dentists have specific booklets about how to go ahead and brush one’s teeth. This has the right brushing and flossing techniques.Ensure that you brush and floss after every meal and you will notice that the gum swelling surely disappears. Good oral hygiene will certainly help you keep your teeth intact and soon after you will have the best smile possible.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Swollen gums when wearing braces may be because of the improper brushing technique and not maintaining the oral hygiene. Deep ultrasonic scaling followed by a course of antibiotic and rexidin mouth wash and metrogyl topical application with massage on the swollen gums for 3 to 5 minutes will give you relief from the gingival hyperplasia. If still the swelling persists then get an OPG done to rule out the extent of infection or boneloss and see a periodontist for further treatment.
Hope this information helps you. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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hello.your gum enlargement is beacuse of inflamatory gingival control this first of all you visit your dentist and go for scaling as much have to use orthodontic brush for clining teeth.morning and evening before bed.regularly use chlorhexidine mouthwash morning and in evening.also use interproximal brushes and floosh.every time after eating you should clean your mouth can also use warm saline water for oral rince.all these definetly give you some relief.ask yuor dentist technique of prevents debries deposition.
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Answered: Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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