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Debris lodged in the gums

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Posted by: thefill  (9 years ago)
Hello everyone,

I’ve been from an orthodontic procedure and I felt like something is being lodge in my gums. It maybe dental cements or food particles. It’s right around my top left first premolar. I went to the dentist to have it x-rayed but he was not able to find anything. What could be done to see what’s in there and what is the procedure to be done to remove it? Any information would be great. Thanks.
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Posted by: Manchy  (9 years ago)
Hello everyone,

I’ve been from an orthodontic procedure and I felt like something is being lodge in my gums. It maybe dental cements or food particles. It’s right around my top left first premolar. I went to the dentist to have it x-rayed but he was not able to find anything. What could be done to see what’s in there and what is the procedure to be done to remove it? Any information would be great. Thanks.


That's actually quite interesting, food debris would not show up on xray unless your diet had some form of metals in it.
If there were some food debris, the more likely out come could be gum inflammation and redness and probably bleeding on brushing.

I did not quite understand what sort of orthodontic procedure you are referring to, but if it was a surgical, it could just be the after feeling which could subside in a week or so.

If this is just recent and you were right about cement or food debris being lodged in the gum then your dentist should be able to assess that clinically.

If it was just having some braces put on, could it be the braces that is giving you this feeling?
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Posted by: thefill  (9 years ago)
Thank you Manchy for replying. I got crowns put on my top teeth about a week ago for cosmetic purposes. Ever since this was done, I felt like there is something in my gum above the premolar tooth and it's quite annoying. The dentist could not find anything though. Should I seek for a second opinion? The dentist said he could not find anything and seemed hesitant to check further.
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