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Your dentist, Dr. Sudi Rafieian, installed your dental bridge with a very strong form of dental cement. This is intended to anchor your bridge in your mouth for many years to come. However, poor oral hygiene and chronic gum disease can gradually weaken the relationship between the bridge and the two abutments anchoring it in your mouth.

If any part of your bridge feels loose, it needs timely attention Chicago Bright Smiles. In the interim, there are a few things to keep in mind to help minimize further complications.

You should never wiggle or play with the loose bridge. Even a small amount of movement has the potential to cause significant damage to the abutment. If one of the abutments suffers some damage, it might require a root canal before the bridge can be reinstalled into place.

If a blow to the face or hard fall has left blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse the area with saltwater. Otherwise, you should not attempt to brush, floss or clean any part of the bridge or an exposed abutment. This has the potential to cause significant damage and complications. Any required cleaning measures should be left to the highly trained hands of Dr. Sudi Rafieian.

If your dental bridge in Chicago, Illinois, feels loose, you should not delay in calling us at 312-642-5107 to seek timely treatment and repair.