When your bridge was first installed by Dr. Bruce Westover it was designed to restore your lost toth for many years to come. However, there are certain circumstances, such as complications caused by advanced periodontal disease, that can compromise the cement anchoring one part of your bridge to the abutments. It is also not unheard-of for a blow to the face to loosen your bridge.
If any part of your bridge comes loose, you should not delay in calling Dr. Bruce Westover to set up an appointment. Fast resolution is absolutely essential to preventing further complications. If for some reason you can’t immediately contact us, there are a few things to keep in mind to help you manage the problem and prevent further damage from the loose bridge.
Don’t give in to the temptation to play with the loose bridge with your tongue. You should not wiggle it in anyway. The more you manipulate it, the more likely you are to cause damage that could be difficult to repair.
If a blow to the face or hard fall has left blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse the area with salt water. Do not attempt to clean any part of the bridge, or an exposed abutment as it might cause additional damage. Any other cleaning efforts should be left to our highly trained dental professionals.
If any part of your bridge is loose or giving you trouble you should call Dr. Bruce Westover as soon as possible at 928-634-5566 to set up an appointment.