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A dental bridge is often used by a dentist like Dr. Russel R. Jacinto to effectively replace a missing tooth and restore the function of your mouth. While it is made from very strong materials, there are still things that can chip, fracture, or otherwise damage a dental bridge.

Even if the compromised area seems to be minor, you should still have it examined and treated before new complications arise. Once Dr. Russel R. Jacinto has assessed the severity of the problem, she will help you understand the most effective mode of treatment.   

While you are waiting for your appointment at Russel R. Jacinto, DMD it’s best not to attempt brush, floss, or clean the damaged area of dental bridge This could potentially harm an internal abutment or cause other significant complications.

If an incident has left a little blood or unwanted debris in your mouth, it can be gently rinsed away with a little lukewarm saltwater. Dr. Russel R. Jacinto and her professionally trained staff will perform any other necessary cleaning measures.

In some of these cases, Dr. Russel R. Jacinto might be able to replace the damaged dental bridge. If an oral trauma also damaged an abutment, she might need to perform a root canal to restore sufficient structure to anchor a new bridge in place.

If you are in Glendale, California, and you are having problems with your dental bridge, you should call 818-240-6705 to have it treated at Russel R. Jacinto, DMD.