Re: Just Got Braces - Need Help
The gel is to help with oral hygiene. It's an anti-cavity fluoride rinse. Try a regular routine of over the counter pain medicines like Advil, Aleve, Excedrin, Tylenol, or Aspirin. Whichever one you choose, take the recommended dosage throughout the day, even when your teeth do not hurt. This will help to prevent and/or reduce the pain. Do not wait for your teeth to begin hurting again before taking more medicine. It's much easier to prevent the pain than to treat it.
The sorenes will begin to subside over the next few days. Just stick to a soft diet where you do not have to make the teeth and jaw muscles work too hard. The next time you go in for adjustments, take the over the counter pain medicine before your appointment and then throughout the day at the recommended dosage.