When your dentist, Dr. James Johnson, cemented your bridge into place, it was intended to replace your lost tooth for a long time to come. However, it is possible for gum disease or a hard blow to the face to compromise the cement. If any part of your bridge feels loose or damaged, you should not delay in contacting James A. Johnson, DDS to seek timely treatment.
While you’re waiting to see your dentist, you need to refrain from wiggling or playing with the loose bridge. Even a little bit of manipulation has the potential to damage one of the abutments within.
If the bridge was knocked loose by a blow to the face and you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Beyond that, you should not try to brush, floss or otherwise clean the bridge in any way. Your dentist will perform any other needed cleaning treatments.
As long as both of the anchoring abutments are fully intact, we might be able to cement the bridge back in place or perhaps fit you for a new bridge. If one or both of the abutments have suffered internal damage, it might take a root canal to restore enough structure to secure a new bridge.
If you have a loose bridge in Houston, Texas, you should not delay in contacting James A. Johnson, DDS at 713.988.0536 to have it addressed.