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Swelling in gums after getting braces?

Hi, I got braces almost five days ago, and the swelling in my gums has not improved. No, it's not gingivitis because before I got them they were not swelling,  and I have been cleaning them very well. I noticed that the swelling is only occurring above my two front teeth and over the tooth beside my right front tooth. there is no swelling anywhere else. Additionally, these three teeth are the only teeth that hurt. My two front teeth hurt really badly. My molars and all the other teeth don't hurt at all. I did notice that my two front teeth have moved already (formed a gap) so is that it?
I have been brushing three times a day (for three minutes), flossing, using the interproximal brush, using a salt water rinse, and using mouth wash.
Can anyone enlighten me on why my two front teeth hurt so badly and why the swelling still hasn't gone down?
asked in Orthodontics Forum by Sallyj (2 points)  

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Teeth 'act' differently under the pressure of the orthodontics treatment. It might just be they're sensitive and so is the gum. Have you discussed this with your orthodontist? Or your dentists? What do they think?
answered by dojo (111 points)  
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