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Sometimes on rare occasions, a blow to the face or a hard fall can cause damage to your bridge 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 our office immediately to have it examined and treated.

You should not attempt to clean, brush, floss or manipulate any part of the damaged bridge. The more you touch it, the more likely you are to cause further damage or 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. Beyond that, you should leave all cleaning procedures to Dr. Seth Rumley’s highly trained hands.

If both of the abutments anchoring the bridge are still intact, our 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 Midtown Dental in Raleigh, North Carolina at 919-847-8074 to have it examined and treated.