Your bridge was installed onto the two abutments in your mouth using a very powerful dental adhesive. As time goes by, it is possible for a blow to the face or complications from chronic gum disease to weaken this cement. If your dental bridge feels loose for any reason, you need to contact our office to seek timely treatment.
While you’re waiting for your appointment, your dentist, Dr. Brian Kraft, offers a few first-aid considerations to keep in mind to minimize any complications that could result from a loose bridge.
Even a small amount of wiggle and play can cause damage to the abutment inside. You should never try cleaning or playing with the loosened dental bridge. If you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident, you can rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, all other attempts at cleaning should be left to our staff’s professional tools and training.
If pervasive bacteria at the gumline has caused a minor failure in the cement, your dentist might be able to cement it back into place. If an abutment has been damaged, it might require more invasive treatment.
If one or both ends of your bridge feels loose in any way, you should call 801-465-7966 to schedule an appointment at Payson Dental and Orthodontics.