A Loose Bridge Demands Timely Treatment

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Your dentist, Dr. Nadia Hamouda, used a very powerful dental grade cement to secure your bridge in place when it was initially installed. However, it is possible for a blow to the face or chronic gum disease to weaken this cement. If your bridge feels loose for any reason, you need to contact our office to seek timely treatment.

In the interim, your dentist offers a few first-aid considerations to keep in mind to minimize any complications that could result from a loose bridge in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Even a small amount of wiggling to a loose bridge can cause damage to the abutment inside. You should never try cleaning or playing with the loosened bridge. If you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, all other attempts at cleaning should be left to Dr. Nadia Hamouda’s tools and training.

If pervasive bacteria at the gum line has caused a minor failure in the cement, your dentist might be able to cement it back in place. If an abutment has been damaged, it might require more invasive treatment.

If any part of your bridge feels loose, you should call White Pearl Dentistry at 734-222-0055 to schedule an appointment to have it examined.