As to my band, my gums were sore and the tooth tender, so we pulled the bands off those two molars to investigate. Only took a couple of days for everything to settle back to normal too, though as I was by then out of the country, we had to wait a couple of weeks before rebonding the bands. Anyway, if there's troubles brewing at the gumline, your gums usually tell you (as long as you're willing to "listen")
Hi Meryaten, when you say that it settled back to normal... what did your ortho do other than remove the band?
I have the same sore gum on the inside of my upper right banded molar and the tooth is tender, there was blood when I brushed this morning and I'm starting to panic. It's not openly bleeding though.
My ortho appointment is in four weeks and I don't know if I should see my dentist first. (My last cleaning was two months ago.)
I'm worried that if there is an opening I can't see my brushing/flossing/waterpiking will further push in any food already in there.
My 2 year diet plan in progress: http://www.archwired.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?p=243462
10 Mar 2008: Braced - upper and lower
12 Jan 2010: BSSO (Advancement)
?? Jun 2010: 6th post-op appointment
30 Jun 2010: 6th post-op ortho appointment - debanding!!!
07 Jul 2010: Retainer day!