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Have swollen, red, bleeding gums. Did floss cause something stuck. Not getting out. What to do?

I believe I got something stuck in my gums. I was flossing last a night and a little piece of something gray appears but I couldn't get it out. Now I can't see it, but my goes are swollen and red and bleeding when I brush. I tried flossing it out and it didn't work. It's really hurting! What can I do to try to get it out?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Bleeding gums can be due to improper oral hygiene, plague and calculus deposition, vitamin deficiencies, systemic conditions.

It can be a food particle stuck in between the teeth, try to remove it with the help of sterile dental floss.
If not then visit to the Dentist and get the checkup done,
Go for complete mouth scaling and polishing done.
In the clinic it can easily come out with the help of instruments like mouth mirror, probe.

Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello there ,

Any foriegn body strucked deep in the gums or in between the teeth may lead to inflammation of the gums tissue .

It may lead to pain ,swelling ,redness and bleeding of the gums which are signs of gingival inflammation.

It needs to be treated by thorough professional deep scaling of gums and root planing of the teeth to remove all the irritants ,this will help in resolving the symptoms followed by a course of antibiotic and analgesics.

Apply oral antiseptic ,analgesic ointments like dentogel or mucogel topically over the affected area.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,

The swollen gums may be due to gingivitis or proximal caries.
I would suggest you to get scaling and root planning done.
Get decay removed and get it filled.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Use soft-toothbrush and clean your teeth in back-forth and up-down motion.
Pus if present has to be drained and curetted.
uSE chlorhexidine mouthwash to gargle.
Take care.
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

It is good to know that you maintaining very good oral hygiene.

sometimes small food particles enters deep into the interdental areas or gums where it becomes difficult to reach by brush.

if it is left there it would lead to plaque accumulation there,causing irritation and further damage too.

therefore, it is better to visit your dentist and get it removed professionally.

If required a professional cleaning might also help to restore your healthy teeth and gums.

Hope it helps.

take care.
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