Replacing a missing tooth often calls for Dr. Lupy D. Gonzalez to install a dental bridge. A bridge is a solid piece of dental work which is cemented onto anchoring abutments created from the two neighboring teeth.
There are rare instances when complications from poor oral hygiene or an accidental oral trauma can weaken this bond. This can cause one or both ends of your dental bridge to feel loose.
If you are in the Houston, Texas, area and you experience any looseness in your dental work, you should call 281-487-2400 to have it examined at Clearpoint Dentistry.
While you are waiting for your appointment you need to refrain from wiggling the dental bridge. Even a little bit of motion has the potential to damage one of the anchoring abutments.
If a blow to the face has left pieces of a tooth or your dental work in your mouth, you can gently rinse it with lukewarm saltwater. Beyond that you should not try to brush, floss, or attempt to clean the compromised dental work Any other necessary cleaning procedures should be left to Dr. Gonzalez and her staff.
If the abutment hasn’t been compromised Dr. Gonzalez might be able to cement the dental bridge back in place or provide you with a new one.
If an abutment has been damaged, she might need to perform a root canal. This will ensure that the tooth is able to support a new bridge.
If you live in the Houston, Texas, are and you have a bridge or crown that feels loose, contact Clearpoint Dentistry at 281-487-2400.