A Bridge That Feels Loose Needs Urgent Attention

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At Best Dental Care NJ, LLC, your dentist, Dr. Marlayna Best, routinely uses a strong dental adhesive to secure a dental bridge onto the abutments made from the neighboring teeth. While this is meant to hold them firm for many years, there are times when an oral accident or bacterial complications from gum disease can weaken the bond between the bridge and its anchors.

If any part of your bridge feels loose, you need to seek urgent attention at Dr. Marlayna Best’s clinic. The longer your procrastinate treatment, the more likely you are to suffer significant complications.

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 abutments.

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. Marlayna Best and the professional staff at Best Dental Care NJ, LLC.

If you have a loose dental bridge in Newton, New Jersey, you should call 973.383.5700 as soon as possible to have it examined and treated at our dental clinic.