Dr. Marianne Morelli installed your bridge with the intention that it would restore your lost tooth for a long time to come. But complications from advanced gum disease can compromise the cement anchoring your bridge to one or both abutments. It is also not unheard-of for an accidental fall or blow to the face to damage or knock part of your bridge loose.
If any part of your bridge comes loose, it will pose a serious threat to the abutment within, and demands immediate attention by Dr. Marianne Morelli. There are a few things to keep in mind while you are waiting to see our dentist that will help reduce your chances of experiencing further 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 an 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 salt water. Do not attempt to clean any part of the bridge, or an exposed abutment as it might cause additional damage. Dr. Marianne Morelli will handle any other cleaning procedures that are required.
If any part of your bridge is loose or giving you trouble you need to call Brookfield Family Dentistry, LLC at 203.775.6167 as soon as possible to set up an emergency appointment.