What to do with a Loose or Compromised Bridge

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When your bridge was installed it was securely cemented onto both abutments, with the intention that it would anchor the bridge firmly for a long time to come. However, it’s also not unheard of for a blow to the face, a hard fall or pervasive bacteria from periodontal disease to loosen or compromise the cement on one or both abutments.

If any part of your bridge feels loose, or has an unnatural wiggle, you should call Northpointe Dental as soon as possible to have it looked at.

Even a small amount of manipulation from 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 it away with lukewarm salt water. Otherwise all other attempts at cleaning should be left to the highly trained staff of dental professionals at Northpointe Dental.

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

If you have a loose, or damaged bridge has you should call Northpointe Dental as soon as possible at 740-454-6644 to schedule an appointment.