When Dr. Joan M. Jupina originally installed your dental bridge she bonded it to the anchoring abutments with a very strong dental adhesive. This is meant to replicate the natural strength of the roots of these teeth. With good oral hygiene habits, you can expect a dental bridge to last for many years.
Unfortunately, there are rare instances when periodontal health problems from poor oral hygiene or a significant oral trauma can weaken the dental cement. When this happens it could cause one, or both ends of your dental bridge to feel loose.
In a situation like this you shouldn’t delay in calling 510.783.1414 to have Dr. Joan M. Jupina examine the problem at her Hayward, California dental clinic. While you are waiting for your appointment there are a few things you can do to minimize your chances of suffering additional complications from a loose dental bridge.
You should never play with the loose bridge with your tongue or finger. Even a small amount of movement could cause significant harm to an abutment.
If a blow to the face has left unwanted material in your mouth you can gently rinse the area with lukewarm salt water. Otherwise, you should not attempt to brush, floss, or clean any part of the dental bridge. Dr. Joan M. Jupina and her dental specialists will handle any other necessary cleaning methods.
If both abutments are healthy Dr. Joan M. Jupina might be able to simply apply fresh dental adhesive to bond the dental bridge back in place. In a situation where an abutment has been damaged, Dr. Joan M. Jupina might need to perform a root canal, and start the process of fitting you for a new bridge.
If you are in the Hayward, California, area and you have a loose dental bridge you should not delay in calling 510.783.1414 to seek treatment at Jupina Dental.