Food Entrapment

September 14, 2017

Teeth have physiological contacts with each other, entrapment of food is mainly due to breaking or loosening of contact between teeth.

HOME REMEDY FOR FOOD ENTRAPMENT.

  • Immediate brushing after meals and inter dentally flossing provides rapid relief.
  • If there is no decay then check downward shifting of gum and root exposure increasing the gap between teeth and trapping food. Dental floss can be used to clean the region between two teeth and avoid pricking needle pins etc.
  • Avoid horizontal brushing technique.

CLINICAL TREATMENT TO FOOD ENTRAPMENT

  • Check for decay in between two teeth,if there is decay to cure the tooth decay is by doing root canal treatment (RTC) and covering the same with crown.
  • Check for a sharp tooth as it may force food. If sharp tooth is noticed,then get it smoothed from a dentist.
Posted in Self Diagnosis by Ruthleah Ngombi