My 76 year mother has a small piece of dental floss stuck in her back upper tooth. She can feel the end with her tongue on the inside of her gums, but can't seem to get it out with a toothpick. She reluctantly tried to floss it out with dental tape but can't get the new floss past the old floss. The dentist is closed until Tuesday. Any suggestions on a good way to dislodge it.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 03 - September - 2012, at 02:12 AM

  • If dental floss is stuck inbetween the teeth, then it is better that you get it removed by the dentist rather than trying yourself. Though tooth pick is quite effective in removing substances stuck inbetween the teeth but it might cause unnecessary trauma to the tooth. Dentists have specially designed instruments that will remove the floss without any harm to adjoining oral structures. For more info you can visit the link...

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