Swollen gums with braces

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Just an additional bit of info: his gums don't bleed when he brushes, but they are "squishy" in the back. He says they don't hurt.
I just got my braces off, and naturally, my gums are swollen. but I have always had trouble with my gums, and gingivitis runs in my family. Today I was looking at my teeth in the mirror when I noticed under both bottom incisors, the swollen pink gum seems to stop in a thin line right underneath it and there is a little hole under this line where my teeth show through, then the gum under that hole is white and seems kind of thin. I am really worried. What does this mean?
Tori Health History 1997- present Current on all immunizations Chicken Pox at age 5 - August of 2008 Braces applied. Immediately developed sores in mouth, bad headaches, swollen lips and gums, and fever. August of 2010 orthodontist changes rubber bands in mouth to non-latex. All problems went away except mouth sores. Till this point Tori has been using 1-2 tubes of extra strength oral gel, per week, to ease the pain.
Do your gums actually hurt, or are they sore? Applying too much pressure with any type of toothbrush can irritate your gums. The cheap spin brushes are harsh, stick with medium to soft bristles, and don't scrub your teeth, just brush them gently. You don't have gingivitis or your gums would bleed. I just think you've been too aggressive in your brushing. Hope this helps.
Periodically -- about once ever 4-8 weeks -- on of my lymph nodes on my groin will swell up to about 3 cm in diameter. For about three days, it'll be red, swollen and tender to the touch, and then disappear like nothing ever happened. This has been going on for a little over a year. Now I have noticed that I have a bald spot in my pubic hair where this lump occurs. Initially I of course brought this to the attention of my gyno.
I have already been told I have this problem as well. My gums hurt ALL the time, very red, swollen, bleed easily, and receeding. Specialling front bottom teeth. I am scared but have been brushin twice a day, using mouth wash, and flossing trying to help it, the pain is still just as bad though and my teeth are actually starting to hurt.
Ok had anyone else Had problems with swollen gums? Idk if its from being pregnant or not but my mouth really hurts this has never happened before?
The next morning the cough was gone but then began the next symptom, a swollen throat and swollen lymphatic tissue in the back of my throat. It was not sore but rather felt like I had someone squeezing my throat, effective decreasing its diameter. I last Friday I finally went to a doctor and she said that it was a viral infection and on the way out the door (I had concerns it was mononucleosis).
About six years ago I was making Christmas cookies and decided to taste a candy cane pepermint cookie. Well with in 30 seconds my face, neck and hands were swollen, my eyes and nose were nearly swollen shut and wouldn't stop running it was like full blown head cold in less than one minute. It took 2 weeks to get it under control.
Well just recently I noticed a discomfort on my back tooth ( I have my wisdom teeth out) well I noticed my gums are swollen just in that area, it's very sensitive, and sometimes when I floss there I smell kind of a foul odor. I'm really upset about this. I'm not sure if a cavity and a rotting tooth means the same thing? but I think that if I had one they wold tell me? I have insurance so I can get this kind of work done.
Many times the braces move the teeth which the gums are infected and has blood in it. I am not trying to give you a hard time. If someone has braces I would ask them questions like how long have you had them on. Because if someone just got them on for only 3 months there teeth, gums bleed easily which then could be a possible infection only if that person has HIV.
Hi, It sounds like you have the start of gingivitis (swollen, bleeding gums), which can lead to a more serious condition called periodontal disease. When you have braces, it's IMPERATIVE that you brush your teeth twice and day. You MUST make time to take care of your oral health. Honor classes or not, you'll be looking at costly future dental bills if you don't start a regimen of brushing and flossing today. Start with gentle brushing of the back bottom teeth.
Hey i had the same red bump and i scratched it off nd it literally went away about a week ago but now i have like a small white bump looking thing in my lower gums right behind my lip i had it twice before but it always went away i doubt u got it from a girl cause i haven made out with one in over a month but im not sure i have braces too but only at the top i dont know what it is either but i dont smoke or rinse with salt water either so if you find out what u have please!
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During her initial visits, she was on antibiotics 3 times w/ initial dentist and once w/ orthodontist. Over the past few months her gums were swollen and we were told she wasn't brushing properly. Turns out, she had a severe infection and looked like an eyeball that finally burst. She was in a lot of pain. We are on our 3rd round of antibiotic treatment now.
I used braces for a long time when I was younger and still wear retainers at night, they changed them some time ago and my gums were swollen and bled easily for some days (one of which I performed oral sex), would this also increase my chances of catching HIV? (Specially since I had brushed my teeth like 10-15 minutes prior to the encounter and bled a little.) 4.
joint pain, swollen node on back of my neck, i think my tonsils may be swollen (i've never had this feeling before), weird feeling in my right arm, white stuff on my gums, and muscle pain. the splenic pain still persist. i jusst feel so alone in this situation because i have never even told anyone about contracting the stds, and i am afraid to be tested since i've had nearly every symptom and std. i notice my lymph pain even more when i smoke marijuana.
I took a tylenol about 2 days ago (b/c i got a flu shot and tdap shot n was feeling bad)and the next morning my gums under my tooth had swollen so bad they broke through the broken tooth.. I can barely eat and trying to fully shut my mouth (teeth to teeth ) it hurts. My question is do you think it'll be a waste of time going to the dentist now or should I wait until I deliver?
I also used the benadryl & mylanta, worked great. The nurse practioner at my regular doctor also gave me a script for a mixture of the benadryl, mylanta & (I think) zylacaine. I think the nurse practioner knows more than my first gastro. I would keep going also. Some of the things that I ate about 8 years ago when I had braces was, instant mashed potatoes with some sour cream mixed in, not too stiff so they go down easy. Carnation instant breakfast with ice cream & milk.
I don't think that my gums were bleeding, but I do know the glands under my chin were swollen. My lip also swelled up quite significantly for a couple of days. I certainly wasn't rubbing the area and had no trauma or anything else that I can think of that would explain the swelling. I also recently had braces taken off of my teeth and I have close up pictures of my teeth and lips that do not show the patches of dots. If it is Fordyce's condition, can it come on over a weekend?
Just an update and question - This weekend which was a little over a month since my initial symptoms, I am having the same symptoms again (Started out as 2 or 3 random swollen taste buds) and progressed to a painful burning tongue (not as bad as before) and it's coated white again as well.
The cysts in her gums were removed, baby cuspids pulled to make room for the permanent ones, and gold chains attached to the permanent ones to eventually be used with braces to pull them into their proper position. So, I can't give you an accurate reading of how she would have done those 3 days normally. Right now her face is so swollen we won't be able to tell if her pain has been relieved until the swelling goes down. Her head,while not totally pain-free, seems somewhat better.
In June, I saw two little buds in Ashton's mouth, but sadly they disappeared. I noticed today on Carly, her bottom gums are very swollen and I saw what I think is a bottom tooth trying to break through. Hopefully it won't go away like Ashton's! I am so ready to see at least ONE tooth after 3+ months of teething!
My jaw and neck have been really sore again the past few days so I made an appointment with a dentist. The dentist informed me that I have an impacted wisdom tooth sitting in that exact spot that I have the weird boney growth. She said she did see some unusual stuff on my X-ray and tried to rush my out the door to the oral surgeon. I have no dental insurance so I can't have an emergency until Friday (payday). Now I'm reading about Lyme causing jawbone infections but I don't understand why.
The good news is I think the out of control damage to my teeth is over with the abstinence from opiates. I start using a water pik along with tooth brush, mouth wash and floss. They seem better.
As far as symptoms go, my gums bleed. My dentist did diagnose me with gingivitis, so bad to the point where she didn't bother even running any tests when she saw my gums.I read that they only bleed if you brush your teeth with that condition, though, but I wake up with blood in my saliva(small amount) and a metallic taste in my mouth and sometimes theres a small amount of blood in my saliva during the day when not brushing.
a simple Google search for TMD would have provided this author with a wealth of informative sources regarding her subject. I, as most responsible medical professionals, believe in using the most conservative successful form of treatment. As one who treats patients with most severe TMD symptoms, I can assure you that my patients are unable to manage the pain associated with these conditions by simply receiving counseling on their habits.
I also have the problem of, when I close my lips, I look like I have a wad of chew in my lower lip due to my swollen gums and the pink part of the denture, right below the teeth, the part that looks like your gums, being rounded and sticking out due to my swollen gums. Also my cheeks are puffy, too, do to the swelling. Well, it's gotten a lot better, let me say. Except for the "wad of chew" look, but that'll get better in time too.
Today I was told at first glance that molds of my teeth don't look that different than before (they are off center and shifted over my tongue when looking at me) and the speech impediment may be caused by a swollen tongue. (Trying to minimize it) The tongue is swollen from the teeth jutting into it whenever I talk.!! All these dentists in Canada do is cover up for each other, and point out - oh the crowns look beautiful..
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