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Dr. Skeet Burris, Travis Fiegle & Katie Pluckett and our orthodontic team want you to have the best orthodontic journey possible. To help make that happen, we would like to help you relieve any pain or discomfort you might feel. Unfortunately, there are times when you might experience sensations such as these, especially after adjustment appointments. But there is no need to worry. There are things you can do to relieve the pain and discomfort.

First, make sure to have a soft-foods diet. Eating hard foods can make the pain worse. It’s best to eat foods like yogurt, soup, mashed potatoes, etc. Second, rinse your mouth with warm water. The warmth can comfort your oral tissues and tooth nerves. Third, chew as often as possible. Chewing can help your teeth quickly adjust to the new pressure. Fourth, take pain relievers, like ibuprofen and Tylenol, as necessary. This can dull the discomfort and reduce swelling. Fifth, call Winning Orthodontic Smiles and schedule an appointment if the pain lasts longer than a few days.

If you have any questions about how to relieve sore teeth when you have braces in Beaufort, South Carolina, please call Winning Orthodontic Smiles at (843) 525-6228 at your earliest convenience. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers you’re looking for so you can have the best orthodontic experience possible. We look forward to helping and hearing from you!