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Dental bridges are typically crafted from materials that are invulnerable to the ravages of tooth decay. However, this does not mean that they are immune to the unnatural forces that can be imparted by an oral accident or other bad habits like using your teeth as tools. Sometimes these things can manage to chip or fracture a bridge.

Even if the damage to your bridge does not cause heightened sensitivity, you should not delay in calling 870-739-3256 to have it examined at Dr. Thomas Pierce DDS. Any delay increases your chances of suffering significant complications.

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

You can gently rinse away any blood or debris from an oral trauma with saltwater. Otherwise, you should leave any other cleaning procedures to Dr. Thomas Pierce’s professional training and techniques.

If the abutments anchoring the bridge are still intact, Dr. Thomas Pierce might be able to replace the damaged bridge.

If you have recently chipped or damaged your dental bridge in Marion, Arkansas, you should call 870-739-3256 as soon as possible to have it examined and treated at Dr. Thomas Pierce DDS.