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Your dentist, Dr. Dr. Neil Charaipotra, cemented your bridge onto the two abutments in your mouth using a very strong dental adhesive. While this is meant to secure the bridge in place for many years to come, there are things that can weaken the bond. This usually occurs from gum disease complications or an accidental blow to the face.

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

You should never wiggle or play with the loose bridge with your tongue or finger. 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 in 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 trained team of dental professionals at Northern Virginia Dental Associates.

If you have a loose dental bridge in Springfield, Virginia, you should not delay in calling 703.451.8332 to have it examined.