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Going to a Dentist When You Have Items Stuck Between Your Teeth

Posted on 12/10/2017 by Dr. Justin Lai
Food Stuck Between Teeth Edge Dental TX 77079
If you have particles tightly lodged in between your teeth and brushing or flossing fails to take it out, see a dentist immediately. The worst thing you can do is to continue flossing to force the debris out.

You will end up pushing it deeper or even injure your gums. Don't ignore it either because it's the perfect environment for plaque and cavities to form. We have the tools and equipment to dislodge the particle quickly and safely.

Cleaning Your Teeth the Safest Way

Understandably, people don't go to the dentist right away. They will try to take out the debris first before seeking professional help. If you don't have any floss around, you can try sugarless gum to try to dislodge the particle, or you can try gargling with a mouth antiseptic.

In some instances, eating crunchy vegetables will help extricate the debris. If you are in a restaurant, you can use a straw by flattening the ends until you can slide it in between your teeth. If all the above procedures still don't work, then you come visit us.

We don't even have to prick and prod the space in between your teeth with sharp tools. We have a water flosser with various power levels. Of course, this is not the default equipment in all patients with similar problems. The whole process will take only a few minutes, and you won't even pay that much on top of the consultation fee.

If the area is sensitive to the touch, you might have injured your gums already or exposed the tissues and nerves. We need to check the affected area even after dislodging the debris out.

If a damaged gum is the issue, we have to treat that also before sending you on your way. Don't continue to suffer from discomfort because of the lodged particle in your teeth.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (281) 940-6960 today.

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From crowns and bridges to periodontal care and extractions, Justin Lai, DDS offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments. If you have a dental concern, Dr. Lai will have a solution.

Edge Dental is equipped with digital x-rays, intra-oral cameras and 3-dimensional cone beam imaging to gain the best possible information about patient dental health. This enables Dr. Lai to view teeth, gum tissue and surrounding bone structures in high resolution from all angles. Based on findings, treatment plans are designed to optimize oral health with minimally invasive procedures.

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