FAQs: Food Stuck Between Teeth

You know when you get food stuck between your teeth and you feel frantic to get it out? Yep. It’s a common dilemma. It is also something that may occur on a broad spectrum. Sometimes, you can swish water and use your tongue to clear the debris. Other times, achieving success does not come quite so easily. As a result, you might find yourself uncertain about how to proceed, while you’re feeling more and more uncomfortable. Not to worry: Our FAQs session regarding easy fixes and emergency dental care will help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What should I do if I notice there is food stuck between my teeth? Should I contact you for emergency dental care immediately?

Answer: Nope, not so fast! We encourage you to drink some water. If that does not dislodge it, go ahead and gently run dental floss between your teeth just once or twice to see if the debris loosens and comes out.

Question: What if I can’t get the food out with flossing along? Should I go ahead and look for an object that will help me?

Answer: No! We do not encourage you to do anymore than attempting dental hygiene and rinsing with water. If these tries do not produce results, then don’t attempt to be your own dentist. Instead, call us.

Question: Will you really schedule an emergency dental care visit for me if something is stuck between my teeth?

Answer: We will talk to you and assess the risk level to determine how soon we need to see you. We will most certainly plan an urgent visit for you in such a case to ensure you do not injure your smile.

Dislodge Stuck Food With Our Emergency Care!

When you’re dealing with a problem you cannot fix, contact us as soon as you can for emergency dental care. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.