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Cut Tongue, Lip or Cheek

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Knocked-out Baby Tooth

How to save a permanent tooth.

Knocked-out Permanent Tooth

What to do if you have lost or loose fillings.

Lost or Loose Fillings

A broken jaw requires immediate care.

Potentially Broken Jaw

A blow to the head requires immediate care.

Severe Blow to the Head

How to manage severe toothache.

Severe Toothache

A dental abscess requires immediate care.

Tooth Abscess

How to manage tooth sensitivity until your next appointment.

Tooth Sensitivity

When wisdom teeth cause gum infection.

Wisdom Tooth Infection

How to manage pain caused by wisdom teeth.

Wisdom Tooth Pain

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Everyone has had something get stuck between their teeth, but these objects usually come out with a little flossing. However, some objects can refuse to budge, causing discomfort and pressure on your teeth.

What to know

If you have a piece of food or an object wedged between your tooth, use dental floss to try to gently remove it. Try to use waxed dental floss; the smooth, waxy coating allows the floss to comfortably slide between your child’s teeth. Don’t force the floss between your child’s teeth, as this can injure their gums. Avoid using any type of sharp or pointed implement (including toothpicks). 

If you have access to a water flosser, you can use it to try to dislodge the object stuck in their mouth. Another option is to rinse your mouth with warm saltwater. Sometimes, the pressure of the water is enough to dislodge the object or shift its position so you can remove it with floss.

Object Stuck in Mouth in Ventura - Drs. Kroll

When to seek care

Seek emergency dental care if you can’t remove the object from your teeth. While you don’t need immediate care (unless you’re in extreme distress), it’s best for your oral health to remove the stuck object as soon as possible. We have special tools to help us safely and comfortably remove the stuck object.

Object Stuck in Mouth


If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or go to the ER immediately.

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"Our team will assess your condition and provide recommendations. Call 911 or go to the ER immediately if loss of consciousness, uncontrollable bleeding or swelling impedes breathing.”

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