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When Sonshine Family Dental originally installed your bridge, it was intended to stand the test of time. Unfortunately, there are times when chronic problems with gum disease, an accident, or a blow to the face can damage or weaken the cement holding your bridge to one or both of the abutments.

If any part of your bridge feels loose, has a dull ache, or causes you pain when you chew food, it demands immediate attention by Sonshine Family Dental. The longer you wait, the more likely the loose bridge is to cause serious complications.

If for some reason you can’t immediately contact Sonshine Family Dental, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. You should never play with the loose bridge with your tongue or wiggle it with your fingers. Even small motions could potentially damage the remaining cement or the abutment anchoring it in your mouth.

If you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident, you can gently rinse the area with salt water. Don’t try to clean any part of the bridge, as it might cause damage to the internal abutment. Any cleaning should be left to the trained professionals at Sonshine Family Dental.

If any part of your bridge is loose or causing you problems, it needs immediate attention at Sonshine Family Dental. Please call 317-271-1330 to schedule an appointment.