To ask for desperate help!
Clairaloulou · 18/10/2018 20:23
I am in so much pain I am hoping some of you lovely people know some tricks or remedies to help!
I have a brace on my teeth (I'm an adult if that makes any difference) and it's been fine but this visit they put brackets on my very back teeth. There is literally no room for them and they are enveloped in my cheeks, IYKWIM. My cheeks look like chopped liver, and my gums underneath are cut to shreds. They advised me to put wax on but I just can't get it on properly because it's so far back and there's so little room.
Please don't think I'm being a fairy, I have fibromyalgia and I am really sensitive to pain.
aibutohavethisusername · 18/10/2018 20:46
Have you tried bonjella or similar teething gel?
Bumbledop · 18/10/2018 20:46
It sounds like you really need to go back to the orthodontist ASAP. Can you book an emergency appointment tomorrow? If the pain gets too much over night do you have any painkillers in the house you can take?
Allthewaves · 18/10/2018 20:52
Make an appointment and go back. In meanwhile perhaps diflam risnsed around as I use that for throat infections
tazzle22 · 18/10/2018 21:00
I had braces as a mature person so totally understand...bonjela for adults if you can get out to supermarket , as strong a painkiller as you can get. Persist with wax if you can.. get it right on the brackets if you can.
Orthodontist might be able to help but there is a certain amount of getting used to it i suppose.. dont know if cheeks actually do toughen up or not but mine did feel better after the first two weeks without adjustment.
LexieLulu · 18/10/2018 21:06
You can get like wax pieces that you put on the brackets to stop them hurting your cheeks
whatthefoxsaid · 18/10/2018 21:06
I remember this well, for me it was bloody sore for the first 5 days (barely spoke/ate) but the insides of my cheeks toughened up to it really quickly after that and it was fine. I'd go for some bonjela or anbesol for the really sore bits or brandy .
I can recall waking up in the morning and having to separate my braces from the inside of my mouth with my tongue!
It'll be worth it in the end OP. My mouth felt so empty when they were taken off, weirdly that took more getting used to than having them on!
LexieLulu · 18/10/2018 21:06
Clairaloulou · 18/10/2018 21:20
Thanks for your nice replies everyone I was convinced I was going to get told to get a grip ￼ I've had them on since May and at first they were really sore but they settled down really well. It's just since they put these brackets on my back teeth! They have the wire sticking out a bit at the back but these hooks that come down from the bottom are the worst! Just had a look and the worst one is actually fully embedded in my cheek. It's bloody and grim 😦
Just remembered I have some hydrocortisone buccal tablets from ages ago, so have about 6 of those on the go now, happily dissolving. Going to do the anbesol next, then leave them without anything on overnight. Am hopeful my fat cheeks will toughen up a bit to them, if not will have to go back. I want to give it a good go, but the hospital run a sit and wait clinic for emergencies so I can go back if I need to.
Merida0 · 19/10/2018 00:26
I remember this well..the wax didn't work for me - it just fell off!! Like another poster has said, your cheeks will harden up to it in time. I can still feel the scars/dents/lumps on the inside of my cheeks and this is 16 years later. It is miserable!! My wires used to spring out at the back as well and dig in like a cunt! I don't really have any advice sorry! I just used to take painkillers and eat soft/liquid food until it eased a few days later. It's worth it in the end, feels so good to finally have the braces off.
I used to have to wear a headbrace at night before "train tracks" which was dreadful to sleep in and have me headaches, once I was done with it I set fire to it in the garden
AlphaBravo · 19/10/2018 00:38
You need to take ibuprofen, paracetamol and codeine until it settles.
Also if the brackets are slicing your gums and cheeks they need adjusting and filing down.
JosellaPlayton · 19/10/2018 00:43
From my memories as a teen: chewing gum. Chew until sticky enough to stick over the offending bit of brace, unlike the wax it actually stays put and doesn’t feel totally icky in your mouth. Take painkillers, preferably anti inflammatory ones like ibuprofen or similar. Then orthodontist tomorrow, insist on an emergency appointment. Hope it gets better soon.
Clairaloulou · 19/10/2018 08:55
Josella that's a great idea I'll try that!
Thanks again everyone 😊
Clairaloulou · 19/10/2018 08:57
Omg Merida I can't imagine how awful it is wearing headgear like that, not surprised you burned it!
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