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When our Cascade Dental Care dental team restored your missing or lost tooth with a dental bridge in Longview, Washington, it was intended to stand the test of time. However, it is possible for an extreme blow to the face or hard fall to damage part of your bridge or even break one of the abutments that anchor it in your mouth. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without the protection of a mouth guard.

If any part of your bridge or the abutment is damaged, you need to call Cascade Dental Care at 360-425-8140 as soon as possible. If the problem isn’t resolved in a timely manner, it could develop into something even more serious.

If you can’t immediately reach us, there are a few basic first-aid considerations to help you manage the problem.

You can gently rinse the area with salt water if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to your dentists, Drs. Teigen and Kirkpatric, and our highly skilled dental team.

It’s best to avoid eating. If you need to eat something, try to only consume soft foods and don’t chew on the injured side of your mouth. The more you manipulate a damaged bridge, the more likely you are to damage the bridge or one of the abutments.

If you have a loose, damaged or broken bridge, you need to call Cascade Dental Care at 360-425-8140 to have it examined and repaired.