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Q. When I attempted to remove food particles, the gum has become swollen. What should I do?

Answered by
Dr. Purva Jingar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 29, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 05, 2021

Hi doctor,

I tried to get food out between my teeth. I feel like I have gotten my gum stuck between my teeth as I tried to get the food out. I feel pinching, and the gum is purple, swollen and bleeding. What do I do?

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  • Due to extra efforts, you have injured gum. It is inflamed, and that is why it is swollen. You can visit a dentist.
  • Do not irritate the gum with tongue or nails. Brush the teeth slowly and carefully. I suggest antibiotics like capsule Amoxicillin 200 mg for two days twice a day for preventing any infection.
  • After the pain is cured once visit a dentist for cleaning so that if there is any food particle left, he will take it out properly.
  • Maintain oral hygiene by using mouthwash and avoid hard food or chewing from the affected side.

The Probable causes:

Food lodgement.

Differential diagnosis:

Caries.

Probable diagnosis:

Chronic generalized gingivitis.

Treatment plan:

Scaling and root planning.

Preventive measures:

Maintain oral hygiene.

Regarding follow up:

Revert after three days to a dentist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dentist


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