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Your dental bridge was installed into your mouth by your dentist, Dr. Vera Matshkalyan, using a very strong dental adhesive. While this creates a resilient connection between the bridge and the two anchoring abutments, there are still some things that can weaken the cement. This might be as traumatic as a blow to the face or as innocuous as chronic gum disease.

If any part of your bridge feels loose, it needs timely attention at Kingston Family Dental to prevent further and more serious complications. In the interim, there are a few things to be mindful of while you are waiting for your appointment.

You need to resist the temptation to 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 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 Dr. Vera Matshkalyan’s professional tools and training.

If you have a loose dental bridge in Kingston, New Hampshire, you should not delay in calling 603-347-1327 to schedule an appointment at our dental office.