Friday, May 5, 2017

Broken Dental Bridge.. Get It Fixed Sooner Than Later

I had a friend who recently went to the dentist with severe pain the area of her bridge. This pain has been present for a couple years but only when she chewed so she didn't think much of it. Eventually it got worse and worse to where the pain was unbearable, she was sick, her face was swollen and she couldn't eat.

Well, it turns out that for 2 years the bridge was actually broken. There was decay in the one tooth underneath her bridge and small pieces for trapped food which lead to a major infection. This made her really sick.
After almost 3 hours in the dentist chair and some oral surgery, they finally got her taken care of and have a new bridge on its way for her.

Just because a crown, implant or bridge is not "real" per-say doesn't mean that it can be ignored if something goes wrong with it. It should be treated and maintained just like a real tooth at all times.

If you have questions as to how to properly care for them, be sure to consult with your dentist.

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