Q. How can I remove floss stuck underneath permanent retainer?

Answered by
Dr. Divya Banu M
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 23, 2018 and last reviewed on: Aug 30, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have floss stuck underneath my permanent retainer (had retainer for almost five years now) on my lower jaw. There is no pain, but I would like to find out how to remove the floss.

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Hey,

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For removal of the floss, you can use a tweezer. Another option is to try the superfine interdental brush, like Stim proxa and if it is not working out, then go to a local dentist. Do not try to mess with it much as this can cause a problem with your retainers. You do not have pain or bleeding of gums, so, it is not much of an emergency. But, still, you can do lukewarm water with salt gargling.

If you can send a picture of the stuck floss, I can guide you much better. Take care.

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