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When a Petchalonis Dental & Associates dentists cements a bridge into place, it is with the intention that it will last for a very long time to come. Yet there are instances when problems with chronic gum disease, or a blow to the face, can compromise the cement holding your bridge in place.

If either end of a bridge feels loose or causes you pain, you should call Petchalonis Dental & Associates to have it examined by one of our dentists. The longer you delay the greater risk one or both of the abutments inside will be faced with.

You need to resist the temptation to wiggle or playing with the loose bridge. Even a little bit of manipulation has the potential to damage one of the abutments within.

If a blow to the face has left blood or debris in your mouth you can gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water. Beyond that, you should not try to brush, floss or otherwise attempt to clean the bridge. Any other required cleaning should be left to the hands of the highly trained dental professionals at Petchalonis Dental & Associates.

If any part of your bridge is loose or causing you problems, you need to call Petchalonis Dental & Associates’s office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 215-732-3350 to schedule an appointment.