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Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:33 pm
I have powerchains and elastics. Lately, especially when I eat proteins like chicken, I have severe pain between my last molar (unbracketed and unbanded) and my second molar which is bracketed and banded. When I floss, I have to literally 'dig' is out and with it comes a huge blood clot! Has anyone else done this? Should I be worried!
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:29 pm
I did have a similar problem and I hate to tell you, but it turned out a filling had broken and I needed to get it repaired.
The filling had been sort of between the teeth and since part of it came out, food would get stuck in there and cause the pain. I was able to get it filled again without any problem from the braces - the cavity was easy for my dentist to get to without any trouble. My hygienist found it when I went in for a routine cleaning, but if you don't have one scheduled soon, you might want to get it checked. Hope that helps!
Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:11 am
thanks socks, but I don't have any dental work at all (except for the hardware). Somehow, I've managed 30 years without a single cavity. Your post gave me a thought- that maybe some of the paste from the braces has broken off and is irritating it the same way your filling did?