Are you aware of this team??
I hope most of them experienced this situation after having your meal, food articles stacks into the teeth, that do not rinse off easily – right??
This is what dentist called as Food Lodgement.
It will give you a sensation between your teeth or an irritation in the gums. If food is getting lodged in the front teeth, it will be an unpleasant look.
Basically Food gets lodged between teeth because of
Dental cavities: you will find food getting stuck at the same place again and again in this case. Cavity filling is a easy way in this situation, If the cavities are deep, they may need root canal treatment (RCT).
Advanced gum disease: there is a loss of bone surrounding the teeth. This can creates spaces between teeth where food gets lodged. In this occasion Gum requires periodontal treatment to prevent further progression of the disease. Gums that have already been lost will usually not grow back again into the spaces, but with surgical treatments and artificial bone graft materials can arrest food lodgement.
Improper fixing of crown and bridges: in this situation Food gets lodged underneath dental crown and bridgework. Don’t get panic, an inter-dental toothbrush or special dental flosses designed to clean under the bridge can help you in this time. If the bridge is old, it is likely that there has been bone loss underneath it creating space for food lodgement. You need to get a dental checkup done regularly in six months in Dr.Nechupadam Dental, Marine Drive including cleaning the teeth.
Malaligned & Gaped teeth: in this condition the easy way to get rid of this problem is to seek the advice of an orthodontist, or to prefer crown & Bridge work to straighten your teeth and also to fill the gaps between the teeth.
And now moving to the common question asked to dentist:
Is it alright to use toothpicks to remove the food sticking between teeth?
You can use toothpicks occasionally; but regular use of tooth picks damages the gums and worsens the problems.
Brushing after every meal to remove the food lodged between teeth is a better way because prolonged food lodgement may lead to bad breath, bleeding gums, loose teeth, sensitivity in teeth and root infection.
If you think you are one of the victim of food lodgement don’t be worried, pick your phone give as a call +91-9946602221 for the appointment or walkin directly to Dr.Nechupadam Dental, Marine Drive, our expert panel of dentists can help you to solve your problem permanently without any hesitation, pain, time waste and big-budget.