floss stuck between 2 crowns
Last night, before bed, I was flossing my teeth. The floss shredded and got stuck between 2 crowns. I pulled hard and it wouldn't come out. I pulled what I could out and cut the rest off. then I proceeded to get stronger floss and go back to retrieve the stuck floss, but I couldn't get between the teeth. I worked and worked at it, but couldn't get anything out. All my teeth are feeling pressure now because its stuck in there.
I decided to give up for awhile, since the gum tissue is very swollen. Today I tried to floss and the tissue is still very swollen. The crowns are so close together.
I hate to have to pay the dentist to go retrieve it, but I think I'm going to have to. I just hope he doesn't have to hurt the 2 very expensive crowns.
I was even starting to wonder if a sliver of the crown had come lose and got embedded.
Has this happened to any of you, and how did you deal with it? Any tips on getting that embedded floss out??