What Do You Do If You Get Something Stuck Between Your Teeth?

what to do if something is stuck between your teeth Rockwall

Ever get something stuck between your teeth? Of course you have; who hasn’t? At best, something stuck between your teeth is bothersome, especially if it takes a long time to remove it. At worst it is painful, and requires professional attention, like what we provide at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX.

Some people have narrow and tight spaces between their teeth. They seem more susceptible to getting things wedged in there. It can cause pressure and discomfort, and even pain.

Here are some tips to dislodge what you have stuck between your teeth.

The first tip is what not to do. It may be tempting, and may even seem like a good idea. But never use a sharp object on something stuck between your teeth. Repeat, never, not even a toothpick. You may damage your gums or teeth.

Here is what you should try:

  • Rinse your mouth out vigorously. Use lukewarm saltwater. You may need to repeat several times, but this is often enough to loosen whatever is stuck.
  • Use waxed dental floss, as it is excellent for getting things from between teeth. Waxed floss slides easily into tight spaces.
  • If you have to use a floss pick, make sure it has tight strands of floss.

If none of this works, give us a call. At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, we offer general dentistry, and can help with your pain and discomfort. People throughout Royse City, Backland, Heath, and Fate also come to us for cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Contact us today!

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560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas


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