A Bridge That Feels Loose Needs Your Dentist’s Attention

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Dental bridge restorations are typically cemented onto the anchoring abutments with a special dental-grade adhesive. This will bond them in place for many years to come. Yet there are still times when an oral accident, a dental trauma, or poor periodontal health could cause complications. This could potentially weaken the connection between the bridge and the abutments, making your dental bridge feel a little loose.

In a situation like this, you should not delay in calling 918-770-0027 to schedule treatment at Riverwalk Dental Spa + Sleep Apnea Solutions.

While you await your appointment, you should avoid the temptation to wiggle or play with the loose bridge. You should not attempt to brush, floss, or clean the bridge in any way. Even a small amount of manipulation to a loose bridge can damage one of the abutments. Any necessary cleaning treatments will be handled by Dr. Carrie Sessom.

If gum disease has allowed bacteria to infiltrate one or both abutments, it might weaken the strength of the dental adhesive. If the abutment itself is healthy, your dentist might be able to cement it back into place. If an abutment has been damaged, it might require more invasive treatment.

If you have had a bridge installed in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and it feels loose, you should call 918-770-0027 to have it examined and treated by your dentist.