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MountainMama

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I honestly don’t have a clue what just happened but it is freaking me out. I was flossing my teeth, as I do every night. As I went to floss between my fairly new implant crown #19, and the second molar #18, the floss would not even go between. It was like the crown and the tooth were extremely tightly together. I have never had issues flossing there. My dentist spent quite a bit of time making sure floss would easily slide between them.
I panicked and grabbed an interdental brush. There was nothing stuck in there. The crown didn’t move or wiggle but felt like it was “pulling up” when I tried to prod it with the interdental brush.
It wasn’t painful or loose feeling. I tried floss again and this time it went down between the teeth without a problem, but when I flossed down the side of the implant, there was a bit of blood. No pain. Bleeding stopped immediately. It seemed like the implant was out of place and then moved back, but it isn’t loose.

Did the implant move? Should I be worried? I have never had that happen before. It has always flossed easily.
 
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I'm no dentist but I wanted to reassure you that I'm sure everything is fine. Could your molar have very slightly shifted and then shifted back? I know teeth are a little mobile so they don't just snap off when we eat so could that be a possibility ?
 
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I'm no dentist but I wanted to reassure you that I'm sure everything is fine. Could your molar have very slightly shifted and then shifted back? I know teeth are a little mobile so they don't just snap off when we eat so could that be a possibility ?
It seems weird that it would do that all of a sudden, after a couple months. This morning it flossed fine again, but there is a bit of an ache around the implant. Nothing bad, just nagging.
I am in a bit of a panic over this. I hate things out of the ordinary with my teeth, especially coming up on the Christmas holiday.
 
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MumOfBoys1985

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I know exactly what you mean xx
 
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Gordon

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Sorry not got a clue. PM Lincoln and see if he's got any ideas?
 
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@MountainMama
I too hear what your saying completely. I think im crazy sometimes as if i were haunted by the teeth issues' which i actually have been lately.
Hang in there. Let your dentist know what you experienced.
 
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