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Once it is cemented in place, a bridge is designed to be durable enough to effectively restore the structure, function and appearance of a missing tooth. However, there are times when a hard blow to the face of the bacteria presence resulting from gum disease, can actually weaken the cement holding a bridge in place.

If any part of your bridge feels loose, or causes you pain, you should call the Stone Lodge Dental clinic in McKinney, Texas at 214-613-1500 to have it examined. Ignoring a loose bridge can invite some very serious complications!

It’s important that you refrain from wiggling or playing with the loose bridge. Even a little bit of manipulation has the potential to damage one of the abutments within.

If the bridge was knocked loose by a blow to the face and you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Beyond that you should not try to brush, floss or otherwise attempt to clean the bridge in any way. Any necessary cleaning procedures should be left to a Stone Lodge Dental dentist.

If you have a loose bridge, you should not delay in contacting Stone Lodge Dental’s McKinney, Texas clinic at 214-613-1500 to have it addressed.