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Your new bridge is made from materials that are known to be strong and durable. Unfortunately, there are times when an accident or blow to the face can actually damage the bridge or one of the abutments anchoring it into your mouth.

If any part of your bridge is damaged or loose or you have a dull ache or sharp pain when chewing, you should not delay in contacting Barry E. Malkiel, DDS. The longer you wait, the more likely the damaged bridge is to cause serious complications. If for some reason you can’t immediately reach a dentist at Barry E. Malkiel, DDS, there are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize further complications.

You need to resist the temptation to play with the bridge with your tongue or attempt to wiggle it. The more you manipulate it, the more likely you are to damage the bridge or one of the abutments. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, from a blow to the face, you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. A dentist at Barry E. Malkiel, DDS will perform any other required cleaning procedures.

If one of the two abutments anchoring your bridge has been damaged, your Barry E. Malkiel, DDS dentist might need to perform a root canal. If it is a matter that the cement anchoring one of the abutments has been compromised, they might be able to simply cement the bridge back in place.

If your bridge is loose or otherwise damaged, you need to call Barry E. Malkiel, DDS’s office in Lawrenceville, Georgia at 770-995-9255 to seek immediate treatment.