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Your dental bridge was created from durable dental materials that are meant to withstand the rigors of biting and chewing food. While the dental work is very strong, it is still not immune from damage. If your dental bridge was fractured by an accidental blow to the face or from grinding your teeth at night it can lead to serious repercussions.

If you do notice a chip or fracture on your dental bridge you should not delay in seeking treatment at Dr. Audrey Kemp’s dental office in Durham, North Carolina. Even if the damage doesn’t cause you any immediate pain, delaying treatment could invite more serious complications.

You should not attempt to clean, brush, floss or manipulate any part of the damaged dental bridge. This could potentially harm one of the abutments anchoring the dental work in your mouth.

You can gently rinse away any blood or unwanted debris with a little lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, you should leave any other cleaning procedures to professional training and techniques used by Dr. Desiree Palmer and Dr. Audrey Kemp and their specialists.

If the abutments anchoring the bridge are still intact Dr. Desiree Palmer or Dr. Audrey Kemp might be able to replace the damaged bridge. If an oral trauma also damaged an abutment, they might need to perform a root canal. This will restore sufficient structure to anchor a new bridge in place.

If you are in Durham, North Carolina, and you have suffered a damaged dental bridge, you should call 919-680-3531 to have it treated at Bull City Dental.  Dr. Desiree Palmer and Dr. Audrey Kemp and look forward to restoring your confident smile!