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The dental bridge that was designed and installed in your mouth was secured onto the healthy dentin abutments with a very potent dental-grade adhesive. Yet there are still times when an oral trauma or chronic gum disease can weaken this powerful bond. If any part of your bridge feels loose, you should not delay in calling 601-981-8166 to seek Dr. Alex S. Abernathy’s attention.

While you’re waiting for your appointment, there are a few things you can do to minimize potential complications.

You should never try cleaning or playing with the loosened bridge. Even a small amount of manipulation in a loose bridge can damage the abutments. If you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise all other attempts at cleaning should be left to the highly trained dental specialists at Lakeland Dental Care.

If bacterial gum disease complications have allowed bacteria to infiltrate one or both of the abutments, it might weaken the dental adhesive’s bond. So long as the abutment itself is healthy, Dr. Alex S. Abernathy might be able to cement it back into place. If an abutment has been damaged, it might require more invasive treatment.

If any part of your bridge feels loose, you need to call 601-981-8166 to seek professional treatment at Lakeland Dental Care.