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A dental bridge is secured to its anchoring abutments with a very strong dental adhesive. This is designed to hold them securely in your mouth for many long years. Yet there are times when an accidental blow to the face or periodontal health complications can loosen a dental bridge’s connection.

Should you notice any part of your bridge feels loose you shouldn’t delay in calling 509-933-4800 to have Dr. Forrest Packard or Dr. Kevin Packard examine the problem at his Ellensburg, Washington dental clinic. In the interim, 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 blood or unwanted material in your mouth you can gently rinse the area with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, you should not attempt to brush, floss, or clean any part of the dental bridge. Any necessary cleaning measures should be left to our dentist and his technicians.

If both abutments are healthy Dr. Forrest Packard or Dr. Kevin Packard 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, our dentist might need to perform a root canal, and start the process of fitting you for a new bridge.

If you are in the Ellensburg, Washington, area and you have a loose bridge, you should not delay in calling 509-933-4800 to seek timely treatment at Creekside Dental Ellensburg.