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Bits of food in molar, pinched out with hand, starts bleeding, still feels bit of food there

Hi, I recently probed behind my left last molar with my tongue and discovered it was an unusual feeling but I disregarded it as bits of food. This was until I brushed my teeth and it was not coming out so I attempted to pinch it out with ny hands which caused bleeding but then I eventually got out a part of it but there is still a bit left between the molar and the gum nd it keeps bleeding now. If this isn t a bit of food what could it be?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello, first of all its very difficult to assess from ur description as ur last molar can be second molar or third/wisdom too.. and the bleeding from gums is due to food lodgement and subsequent infection of region.. it is a typical pericoronitis case if ur third molar is in eruption stage.. ur age is b/w18-25.. then food lodgement is commonest in region..
use a good interdental aid to clean the area along with frequent gargle with mouthwashes and gum massage.. get radiograph done of the region to assess bone pattern in the region or any erupting tooth..if all is fine in radiograph , get professional cleaning and try to maintain proper oral hygiene with regular follow up visits..
Answered: Thu, 7 Jun 2012
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Dentist, Endodontics Dr. Anshika Taneja's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum,
i would like to inform you that food lodgement between your teeth is a very common problem, i would suggest you start using interdental brush, it will clean interdental gaps and avoid any pain or bleeding from gums. also, you can use an antibacterial mouth gargle.

According to me, your gum might have got severed by the bristles of your brush or pinching, therefore use a mouth wash atleast twice daily and do warm saline gargles(3-4 times/day).
But if you feel your tooth is hurting too much with food lodgement then kindly visit your dentist as there might be an infection which needs a professional attention.
i wish you good health.
Answered: Thu, 7 Jun 2012
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