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Invisalign causing infected palate?

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Posted by: Hollis  (8 years ago)
I have been wearing invisalign braces, the brand "Clear Correct" actually, for about 3 months now, and since beginning the treatment I have had several minor infections of the palate right behind my front teeth. It usually consists of slight soreness/swelling for a day or two, followed by a small, round, white pus-like substance excreted from the affected area. After the tiny "marble" is gone, there is no trace of the problem. This has happened about 4 times. It seems to happen when I get my new trays. I know I should have told my dentist, but I keep forgetting. So far, it's been a minor issue that has resolved itself without antibiotics or other treatment. I just want to know if this is common, is it a sign of something serious, is it simply a matter of not keeping the trays clean enough? Thanks in advance!
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Posted by: Hollis  (8 years ago)
During exploration of this website, I encountered a video that seems to explain my problem. It appears I have a "fistula", which is basically caused by irritation of the tooth root. This irritation/infection causes a tube to form that allows the pus to travel from the affected area to surface of the gum, where then it can be expelled. I guess I'll talk to my dentist. Bummer :(
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