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When a bridge is cemented into place, it is meant to last for a very long time. Yet there are instances when chronic gum disease or a blow to the face can compromise the cement that is holding your dental bridge in place.

If either end of a bridge feels loose or if it causes you pain, you should call TLN Family Dental so you can have it examined by your dentist, Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry. The longer you delay, the higher of a risk you’ll have of injuring the abutments that are holding the bridge.

You need to resist the temptation of wiggling or playing with the loose bridge. Even a little bit of manipulation has the potential of damaging the appliance and abutments.

If a blow to the face has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater. You should also avoid brushing, flossing or cleaning the bridge. The cleaning should be left to the hands of the highly trained dental professionals at TLN Family Dental.

If any part of your dental bridge in Houston, Texas, is loose or is causing you problems, you need to call our office at (713) 723-2600 to schedule an appointment.