Swollen mouth/new ortho patient 
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 Swollen mouth/new ortho patient

Welcome to the club, you will get used to it, waite until your arch
wires start poking you in cheeks at the back of your mouth, or when the
elastics just fly out at the most embarassing times.

You can use the wax, it works, you can also, if it gets real bad swish
some Raw Certified Milk in your mouth, it works why? I have no Idea but
it does.

Since you are new to this, check out M's Mouthware home page.  Its fun
and informative.

The body will adapt.

By the way you will live to smile another day!

Quote:

> I just got my braces put on a few days ago. The firstday was fine, the
> brackets
>  did irritate the inside of my mouth by pulling on the skin, but it
> was not
>  terribly painful. Late in the second day, the walls of my cheeks
> above two
>  spots where the most rubbing took place have gotten swollen. The
> inside of the
>  mouth, usually reddish-pink, has a gray spot where the rubbing was
> happening.

> - Is this discoloration normal callousing from the rubbing?
> - How can I help the swelling go down?

> I've put wads of wax on the offending brackets so they stop rubbing. I
> can
>  contact my ortho on tuesday, if anyone has any suggestions/answers
> please
>  post. Thanks.

> -SLC



Fri, 05 May 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Swollen mouth/new ortho patient

Quote:
>you can also, if it gets real bad swish
>some Raw Certified Milk in your mouth, it works why?

come on you have to give us a reason for specifying Raw Certified Milk.  Why
 does it work and what does it do?

Charlie Ruff, DMD
Specialist in Orthodontics
Diplomate American Board of Orthodontics



Sun, 07 May 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 Swollen mouth/new ortho patient

Quote:
> The inside of the
> mouth, usually reddish-pink, has a gray spot where the rubbing was
>happening.

>- Is this discoloration normal callousing from the rubbing?
>- How can I help the swelling go down?

You are more than likely correct in your assumption that it is the "rubbing".
 One other aspect that is less common, but possible, is allergic reactions to
 nickel.  Some folks, mostly of the female persuasion, have base metal
 allergies, of which nickel is the most common.  If your braces are metallic,
 and you have had reactions to things like cheap jewelry in the past, you may
 want to ask your orthodontist about this.  Rare, but I've seen some cases of
 it--chances are your reaction would be more generalized than just the areas
 that poke out the most though.

Check out that web page in the last post--I'm going to myself.

Eliot D. Guerin, DDS




Sun, 07 May 2000 03:00:00 GMT
 
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