How do you manage pain due to food impaction?
This Urgent care Scenario (USC) is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Dr. Samer Nuwwareh. The USC is also available through the Oasis Help system
Food impaction is the forceful wedging of food into the periodontium by occlusal forces. It may occur as a consequence of gingival tissue recession or disease, caries, severe attrition, plunger cusp, or inappropriate interproximal contact and clearance.
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