Dr. Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting installed your dental bridge with the intention that it would restore your lost tooth for a long time to come. Complications from advanced gum disease can compromise the cement that is anchoring your bridge to one or both abutments. It is also not unheard of for an accidental fall or blow to the face to affect or compromise the cement holding the bridge in place.
If any part of your bridge feels loose, it needs timely attention at Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S. to prevent further and more serious complications. In the interim, there are a few things to keep in mind while you are waiting for your appointment.
You should never wiggle or play with the loose bridge. Even a small amount of movement has the potential to cause significant damage to the abutment.
If a blow to the face or hard fall has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse the area with saltwater. Otherwise, you should not attempt to brush, floss or clean any part of the bridge or the exposed abutment. This has the potential to cause significant damage and complications. Any required cleaning measures should be left to the highly trained hands of our Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S. team.
If your dental bridge in Appleton, Wisconsin, feels loose, you should not delay in calling us at 920.739.9612 to seek timely treatment and repair.