Your bridge is designed to be durable and last for many years. Still things like advanced gum disease, a hard fall or a blow to the face, can pose a threat to your bridge. A loose or damaged bridge demands attention before a more serious problem develops. If one or both ends of your bridge has come loose, you need call Mill Creek General Dentistry immediately to schedule an appointment.
If for some reason you can’t reach Mill Creek General Dentistry, there are a few things to keep in mind to help manage the situation. If any part of the bridge is loose, you shouldn’t play with it with your tongue or wiggle it in anyway. If you need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods and avoid chewing on that side of your mouth. The more you manipulate it, the more likely you are to damage the bridge or one of the abutments.
If you have blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse the area with salt water. Avoid rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash, as this could irritate sensitive tissues. Beyond rinsing, you should not attempt to clean any part of the bridge, as it might cause additional damage. Any cleaning should be left to a dental professional at Mill Creek General Dentistry.
If you have a loose, or damaged bridge you should call Mill Creek General Dentistry as soon as possible at 425-337-5549 to schedule an appointment.