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A dental bridge that has been loosened by an oral accident or complications from untreated gum disease should always be a serious cause for concern. Any movement between the affected bridge and the abutments within can cause very serious complications. If the abutment itself is damaged, it could require more invasive treatments.

To reduce your chances of suffering more adverse complications, you should call 512.459.4347 to seek treatment for a loose bridge at Anderson Lane Dental.

You should resist the temptation to wiggle or play with the loose bridge. Even a small amount of movement has the potential to cause significant damage to the abutment.

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.

All other required cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Anderson Lane and the professional staff at our dental clinic.

With a little luck, the bridge might be able to be recemented back onto the healthy abutments. If one or both of abutments have been damaged or the bridge itself has been affected, Dr. Anderson Lane might need to perform a root canal before installing a new bridge.

If you live in the Austin, Texas, area and you have a loose bridge, you should not delay in calling 512.459.4347 to seek timely treatment from Dr. Anderson Lane.