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Old 10-03-2003, 11:05 PM   #1
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I have had braces for three years. One of the bands was recently replaced. Now the gums around the tooth are very sore and there is a bad odor coming from under the band. The band seems to be securely cemented so I can't imagine how food is trapped. I have been scrubbing and flossing constantly. If it is an infection from irritation I suppose it will clear up. I'm afraid it is trapped food beacause that would decay the tooth. Does anyone know what would be causing this?

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Old 10-04-2003, 08:06 PM   #2
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If there is a smell from where your band came off..that is a sign of an infection. You need to go back to your Ortho!

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