What Do You Do If You Get Something Stuck Between Your Teeth?
- Posted on: Oct 16 2020
People get food stuck in and between their teeth all the time. Most of the time it is not too difficult to get the food unstuck with floss or a toothbrush. But sometimes there is something you just can’t get loose. When that happens, call us at Flax Dental in Atlanta.
Sometimes, depending on the food that is stuck between your teeth and where the food is stuck, it can be dangerous and possibly damaging to your teeth to remove it on your own. Remember that you do not need to do everything yourself, and it is okay and oftentimes safer to seek professional help.
When to seek professional dental care to get food unstuck from between your teeth:
It is vital to seek care from a dentist if the food stuck between your teeth causes you pain. Also, if you get food stuck deep between your teeth, in your gums, or in a hard-to-reach location like the back teeth it is a smart move to see a dentist for help.
Trying to take action and fix the issue on your own in any of these settings can lead to consequences. For example, if a piece of food gets stuck in the gums and you accidentally push it farther in, making it harder to get out, you may cause your gums to get infected.
Possible consequences of trying to remove food from between your teeth on your own:
- Puncturing and/or infecting the gums
- Breaking or cracking the teeth
- Creating pain
- Causing existing pain to worsen
In conclusion, if you get food stuck between your teeth that does not easily come out by using floss or brushing your teeth you should take caution and seek professional dental help. It is much better to have a dentist safely remove the food than to try to do it yourself and end up in more pain or with an infection.
At Flax Dental in Atlanta our emergency dentistry can address issues like this. People from Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, and Dunwoody know they can trust us for outstanding urgent care. We offer complete health and wellness dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!
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