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Food catching between teeth is an all too common problem which usually leads to a breakdown of either tooth or gums. Irritants between teeth, food or plaque, cause inflammation of the gum tissue. If not immediately removed, the attachment between the gum tissue and the tooth will be weakened and eventually lost. This allows food and bacteria to be pushed even farther down the root surface. Inflammation will lead to pain and bleeding. Untreated, this can create a periodontal pocket and leave the tooth susceptable to bone loss and tooth decay. Oftentimes, this space can be easily fixed with a suitable restoration like a filling, inlay or a crown.