I had an impression done in my mouth in order to get a dental bridge. Somehow it got completely stuck in my mouth. It took the dentist about forty minutes of yanking, pulling, spraying all kinds of gunk in my mouth before he got it out. I am a little afraid it damaged my other teeth. Is he incompetent? Should I find a different dentist?
Aaron B.- Newark, NJ
This sometimes happens to a dentist, so it is not anything to worry about. In fact, the only harm it does is being embarrasssing to your dentist and throw him or her dreadfully behind in their schedule.
This happens because there is a stiff putty used in conjunction with a lighter body wash impression material. The wash gets pushed into the finest crevices. Sometimes the putty gets into the undercuts. When that happens, it can be very difficult to remove.
You may be interested in learning a little more about dental bridges.
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