A Damaged Bridge Requires Our Immediate Attention

Posted May 31, 2016

There are a few rare occasions when a blow to the face or a hard fall can test the durability of your dental bridge and cause damage to it or one of the two abutments anchoring it in your mouth. The chances of this are even higher if you participate in contact sports without the protection of a quality mouth guard.

If your bridge has been damaged or part of it has broken free from one of the abutments, your need to contact Smile Center Silicon Valley immediately at 408-245-7500 to schedule an emergency appointment.

It’s critical that you don’t attempt to clean, brush, or wiggle any part of the damaged bridge. The more you manipulate it, the more likely you are to cause further damage or incur complications.

If you have blood or debris in your mouth from a blow to the face, you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Otherwise you should leave any and all cleaning procedures to the highly skilled hands of the dental professionals at Smile Center Silicon Valley.

With a little luck your Smile Center Silicon Valley dentist might be able to replace the damaged bridge and cement a new one in its place.

If your bridge is damaged in any way you need to call Dr. John Vellequette at 408-245-7500 to set up an appointment.