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Your dental bridge was cemented in place by a very powerful dental grade cement. However, there are extreme situations when a blow to the face or chronic periodontal disease can compromise the cement. If your dental bridge feels loose for any reason, you need to contact Powell Boulevard Dental to seek immediate treatment.

In the interim, there are a few things you need to keep in mind to minimize any complications.

Even a small amount of manipulation of a loose bridge can cause damage to the abutment inside. You should never try cleaning or playing with the loosened bridge. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Any other cleaning treatments should be left to the highly trained staff at Powell Boulevard Dental.

If pervasive bacteria at the gumline has caused a minor failure in the cement, your dentist might be able to cement it back into place. If the abutment has been damaged, it might require more invasive treatment.

If any part of your bridge feels loose for any reason, you should call Powell Boulevard Dental in Portland, Oregon, at 503-235-7181 to have it examined and treated to prevent complications.