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hi, sorry for the previous text. I have braces for the upper teeth and retainer for the bottom. it's been only two weeks and it started to give me pain in the bottom. It's even bothering me during the night so I wake up a couple of times during the night. Is this symptom normal? thanks. - Asked by j k on 23-Dec-2014 04:12:50

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    Answered by Dr. I Vijayalakshmi Murthy on 28-Dec-2014 01:08:24

    Hi

    Usually retainers don't hurt, but if the pain is severe, you could take a pain reliever prescribed by your orthodontist.

    Occasionally, some parts of your retainer might hurt the gums, lips or tongue; but rarely hurt the teeth. 

    Such retainers become comfortable after adjustments are made by your orthodontist.

    The pain might be unrelated to your retainer, so it is better to consult your orthodontist and find out the reason for the pain.

    Waking up at night because of pain in the teeth is most likely due to decay in the tooth that has reached the deeper part of the tooth

    and needs immediate attention from your dentist. 


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