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Old 07-25-2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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Question smell on floss between teeth with new filling worried

Hello,

I just had a new white filling done a couple months ago. Now ive noticed when i floss in that area the floss smells bad. like it did before i had the filling. Could it be decaying again. or a leak in my filling? the tooth dosent bother me. I brush and floss every day. But lately since i had my wisdom teeth pulled i didnt brush for like 2 days. and this morning when i flossed i smelled something bad just between those too teeth. does anyone know what this could be?
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Old 07-25-2004, 10:38 AM   #2
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Re: smell on floss between teeth with new filling worried

i had this problem with a crown - it turned out that food was getting trapped in a crevice, and decaying -hence the smell. try using an interdental brush -these arent a replacement for floss, but often they are better at dislodging little bits of food that get trapped. floss can sometimes push debris, deeper under the gum line.

 
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Old 07-25-2004, 03:30 PM   #3
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Re: smell on floss between teeth with new filling worried

You can have you dentist check the fillings. If they went in between the teeth maybe when the filling was place the teeth are not getting contact like they should. Really when you floss any of your teeth the floss doesn't smell good.

 
Old 09-27-2004, 06:29 PM   #4
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Re: smell on floss between teeth with new filling worried

I had one tooth which had the same problem, smelling floss. Finally the tooth is a bad one, it was extracted 2 weeks ago. I don't have any smell in my mouth now.

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Old 02-18-2005, 09:56 PM   #5
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Unhappy Re: smell on floss between teeth with new filling worried

Quote:
Originally Posted by julia8183
i had this problem with a crown - it turned out that food was getting trapped in a crevice, and decaying -hence the smell. try using an interdental brush -these arent a replacement for floss, but often they are better at dislodging little bits of food that get trapped. floss can sometimes push debris, deeper under the gum line.
I'm having this exact problem. I had a crown put in about 5 years ago and have recently noticed a horrible odor on the string when I floss around this crown. I mean really, really bad and I'm very self-conscious of my breath nowadays. Sure the rest of my teeth don't smell like roses when I floss, but at least they're not offensive smelling.

I just remembered that at my last checkup, my regular dentist told me the crown needed some work (he wasn't the one who put it in), but didn't press the issue when he found out that I was no longer insured and was moving away for school. Is there anything that can be done or will I have to cough a ungodly amount of $$ to get another crown? I obsess about flossing constantly to get rid of whatever is producing the odor

 
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