When Dr. Williams and Dr. Montefalco securely cemented your permanent dental bridge in Indianapolis, Indiana, in place, it was meant to restore a lost tooth for many years to come. Unfortunately, there are times when long-term periodontal disease, an accident, or a blow to the face can affect the cement holding your bridge in place or damage part of the abutment tooth within.
If any part of your bridge feels loose or causes you pain, you should call our office to have it looked at. Ignoring the problem will increase your chances of developing significant complications. While you are waiting to see Dr. Williams and Dr. Montefalco, there are a few things need to keep in mind.
It is important that you refrain from wiggling or playing with the loose bridge. Even a little bit of manipulation has the potential to damage one of the abutment teeth anchoring your bridge in place.
If a blow to the face has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Beyond that you should not try to brush, floss or otherwise attempt to clean the bridge. This could also damage one or both abutment teeth. You should leave any cleaning to the skilled and highly trained hands of Drs. Williams and Montefalco.
If any part of your bridge is loose or causing you problems, call our office at 317.637.4636 as soon as possible, to schedule a visit with our dentists.