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A dental bridge is typically crafted from durable materials that are meant to stand the rigors of biting, chewing and grinding food. Yet it is still not impervious to oral trauma and dental damage. A hard blow to the face or an accidental fall has the potential to cause a fracture to the bridge. If you grind your teeth at night and you don’t protect your bridge with a quality dental guard, it could also cause a chip or minor fracture.

Even if the damaged bridge doesn’t cause you distress or heightened sensitivity, you should not procrastinate seeking professional attention at DM Family Dentistry.

While you await your appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind to minimize potential complications.

If an oral accident or trauma has left you with blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse it away with a little lukewarm saltwater. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to the highly trained hands of our dental specialists.

If you need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods and avoid chewing on that 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 damaged dental bridge in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, you should call 847-740-8827 as soon as possible to have it examined and treated by Dr. Doris Madrigal.