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    Thread: Kernel stuck behind last molar and wisdom tooth

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      Default Kernel stuck behind last molar and wisdom tooth

      Okay, so last night I had popcorn and now a kernel is stuck behind my second molar and where my wisdom tooth is, though it's not actually exposed yet...So yeah, how the heck do I get it out? I dunno if I can get the floss back there easily. :/

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      Default Re: Kernel stuck behind last molar and wisdom tooth

      You get wee things called floss-sticks that might make it easier. If all else fails, go to your dentist.

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      Default Re: Kernel stuck behind last molar and wisdom tooth

      Okies! Thank you.

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      Default Re: Kernel stuck behind last molar and wisdom tooth

      I actually got it out after brushing it and like pushing my tongue against there, I couldn't get any floss picks, but thanks!

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      Idea Re: Kernel stuck behind last molar and wisdom tooth

      Glad to hear you got it out, but if you ever get something stuck back there again - try using a WaterPik (oral irrigation system). If you don't have a WaterPik, I highly recommend picking one up. I got mine for less than $30.00 at a drug store, and it was fantastic for cleaning the gums around my partially erupted wisdom teeth before I had them removed last week. Now it's working well to keep my sockets (ew!) clean.

      - Teef

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      Default Re: Kernel stuck behind last molar and wisdom tooth

      Water pik isn't powerful enough to shift something like that.

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      Default Re: Kernel stuck behind last molar and wisdom tooth

      Quote Originally Posted by Gordon View Post
      Water pik isn't powerful enough to shift something like that.
      Again, we disagree about the WaterPik. Mine is certainly powerful enough to dislodge just about anything that gets stuck. But by all means, if you prefer floss, use floss. I do from time to time, too.

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