A member asked:

I'm interested to know what happens when a strand of dental floss gets inside your gums?

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Dr. Dinh Bui answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Gum inflames: As with anything, a piece of floss is a foreign body and will cause foreign body reaction, or inflammation, when trapped inside your gum. The swollen gum will help to ease the removal or falling out of the floss and the situation will resolve on its own. Brush the area thoroughly, then schedule with your dentiist to follow up if the area still bleeds after couple days. Usually it will resolve.

Answered 12/17/2013

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