A 21-year-old female asked:
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My gums ache whenever i eat BBQ or steak i floss but im still in pain for hours afterward help?

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience in Dentistry
See below : You may have spaces in between your teeth. When your teeth have open contact food gets pushed in to the gum In between your teeth and it traumatizes the tissue. Flossing may make things worst but it's absolutely necessary. You need to see a dentist asap.
Answered on Jul 7, 2015

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Dr. Debora Zivari
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Floss cut: stay away from the irritation till it is healed and completely clean
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Yes, it will heal: This often happens when trying to contour a filling that extends at or below the gum line. It should heal without issue.

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