Something Stuck? Use Caution!


When you get something stuck between your teeth it’s only natural to try to get the darned thing out. Usually it’s not too difficult; sometimes it works its way out on its own. If you have something seriously stuck, though, give us a call at OnCall Dental in Fresno.

We’re going to cut to the chase: when something is seriously stuck between your teeth, you may take matters into your own hands. This is a bad idea. People have been known to use sharp objects – needles, paper clips, razor blades – to dislodge what’s stuck.

Don’t do it. Don’t even use a toothpick. You’re far more likely to hurt your gums than get that thing from between your teeth. We know something stuck can drive you nuts, but remember: it isn’t life-threatening and can be removed sooner or later.

What To Do?

Your best bet at home? Try dental floss. If ordinary string floss isn’t working, tie a small knot in it. A water flosser can also be effective.

If those don’t work, leave it to the professionals. Remember us at OnCall Dental in Fresno and Hanford. We treat all kinds of dental emergencies and have dislodged more things from teeth than we can remember. In an emergency no appointment is needed. Walk-ins are always welcome!


OnCall Dental – Fresno
5492 N Palm Ave Ste A
Fresno, CA 93704


OnCall Dental – Hanford
114 W Ivy St
Hanford, CA 93230