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Every bridge that is installed by our dentists is secured in place with a very strong dental cement. However, it is still possible for a blow to the face or chronic gum disease to affect the cement. If it’s integrity is compromised, your bridge might wiggle or feel loose.

In a case like this, you should call Holmes Dental at 970-221-2499 to have it examined before serious complications arise.

It’s important to refrain from wiggling or playing with the loose bridge. Even a little bit of manipulation has the potential to damage one of the abutments within. This could result in the total loss of the abutment or it might require Dr. Nicole Holmes to perform a root canal.

If the bridge was knocked loose by a blow to the face and you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This can also help soothe any injured tissues. Beyond that, you should not try to brush, floss or attempt to clean the bridge in any way. Our dentists will perform any other necessary cleaning treatment.

If your dental bridge in Fort Collins, Colorado, wiggles or feels loose, you should not delay in contacting Holmes Dental at 970-221-2499 to have it examined and treated.