How to Remove Debris from your Gums

When enjoying your favorite salty snack, the last thing you expect is to have it stuck in your gums. What will you do if this happens to you? Here are a few tips,

Use Water to Soften the Debris

When getting food stuck in your gums, it can become very painful. Help soften rough edges by drinking water in hopes the debris will soak and soften.

Use Floss

If the food is stuck between your teeth, use some floss! Floss is a wonderful tool to clean between your teeth and help dislodge stubborn foods!

See your Dentist

Sometimes when something is stuck in your gum, you need a professional’s assistance and opinion. Feel free to call and make an appointment to see your dentist.

If you have dental problems like something being lodged in your gums, Progressive Family Dentistry is always here to help!

Our Office Hours & Address:

Monday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Saturday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Sunday: Closed​

Our Location: 100 Harth Place, Summerville, SC 29485

After Hours? Don't Panic! Were Only A Phone Call Away!

Our after-hours telephone number is 843.873.7326 If you have a dental emergency, please call our after-hours telephone number and follow the instructions on our out-going message. Please note that medications will only be prescribed for patients who have recently been seen in our office. Recommendations for care for certain emergency situations, such as what to do if your tooth is knocked out, are available on our website. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room.

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