Anonymous asked in HealthDental · 3 weeks ago

I got my braces off today is there anyway to make my gums swell less ?

I got my braces off like 8 hours ago and my gums r puffy and when I try and wear my retainer is hurts because it’s smashing my gums. Any way to make the swelling go down in my gums? 

2 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    Hold ice water in your mouth for 10 seconds and repeat 2 or 3 times. Also put cold tea bags inside between cheeks and gums.

  • 3 weeks ago

    If you have some hydrogen peroxide, you can try using it to wash your mouth out with. It is completely harmless unless you are a germ.

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