Braces and aligners are common treatments that help correct misaligned teeth and improve oral health. While they can create a straighter smile, some patients may experience swollen gums during their orthodontic journey. Swollen gums can be uncomfortable and concerning, but understanding the causes behind this condition and implementing proper oral care practices can help manage and prevent this condition.
Swollen gums can be attributed to various factors. Let's explore the causes:
If you notice signs of swollen gums, it’s important to take action to alleviate the discomfort and promote healing. The first step is to contact your orthodontist or dentist to seek professional treatment and guidance. They may recommend gargling with salt water for quick relief and provide instructions on the best home care approach. Improving your oral hygiene is crucial, as food particles can easily get trapped in braces or aligners if they’re not cleaned properly. Here are some tips to enhance your oral hygiene routine:
If you’re experiencing persistent or worsening symptoms of swollen gums with your orthodontics, we encourage you to visit us at Dental Image Therapy Centres. Our dental professionals are dedicated to providing exceptional care to ensure you complete your orthodontic journey with minimal pain and optimal oral health. With our specialized expertise, we can help relieve swollen gums and address any concerns related to your braces or aligners - we specialize in Invisalign and SureSmile. You can rest assured that you will receive personalized attention and tailored solutions for your unique needs at both our clinics located at Garden City Shopping Centre and St. Vital Centre. Don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with us and take the first step towards a healthier smile.
Maybe it's time for your and your family's regular checkup and cleaning, you have a toothache or you need to get your treatment plan going - whatever the reason, we're here to help you get your confident smile. Whether you're a new patient or a returning friend, we can't wait to see you at your next appointment at either of our Winnipeg clinics!Book Now