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When Dr. Robert Berkowitz installed your bridge he securely cemented both ends onto the abutments formed from the neighboring teeth. While the cement is designed to anchor the bridge firmly for a long time to come, it’s also not unheard of for a blow to the face, a hard fall or chronic gum disease to loosen the cement on one of the two abutments. If any part of your bridge feels loose, you need to call Dr. Robert Berkowitz as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

A loose bridge can easily damage the abutment within. You should avoid wiggling, cleaning or playing with the loosened bridge. If you have blood or debris in your mouth you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Otherwise all other attempts at cleaning should be left to Dr. Robert Berkowitz.

If bacteria at the gum line has caused a minor failure in the cement or compromised its attachment to one of the abutments, Dr. Robert Berkowitz might be able to cement it back in place. If one or both of the abutments have been damaged, it might require a root canal.

If you have a loose, or damaged bridge has you should call Dr. Robert Berkowitz as soon as possible at 864-642-4630 to schedule an appointment.