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How a Dentist Can Help When Something is Stuck Between Your Teeth


Posted on 5/10/2017 by Brandon Cooley
A woman suffering from something stuck in-between her teeth!
Getting something stuck between your teeth can be a dangerous and a painful situation. Typically, floss is enough to be able to move that item up and out of between your teeth.

However, that is not always the best approach.

If something is stuck firmly between your teeth that prevents floss from reaching your gums, floss may not be able to remove the item, or may even push it deeper. That is when you need to call on your dentist.

Dentists Can Help with Items Stuck Between Your Teeth

Having something stuck between your teeth can hurt your teeth, your gums, and even cause cavities. Going in to your dentist's office allows them to remove the item and protect your sensitive oral tissues and teeth.

They can use a small set of tools to slide between your teeth, or they may even be able to remove the item with a water flosser. They have different power levels available to them, making water the best tool in many circumstances. However, your dentist will determine what all needs to be done to relieve your pain.

Don't ever try and use a toothpick when you have something stuck between your teeth. They often do more damage than they do good. You could wind up splintering it off into your gums, causing even more damage than the single item stuck in your tooth before.

Instead, contact your dentist. Tell them what you believe is stuck between your teeth so they can schedule a time to get you in and take care of the problem. It usually only takes a few minutes to remove the item and get you back on your way. Contact our office today, and let them help relieve your mouth of pain.

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