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Dr. Jorge Pinera restored your lost tooth with a bridge that was designed to stand the test of time. Unfortunately, there are a few rare occasions when a blow to the face or a hard fall can damage a part of your bridge, or cause damage to one or both of the abutments anchoring it in place. This is even more likely if you participate in contact sports without the use of a quality mouth guard.

If your bridge has been chipped, broken, or damaged, or part of it has broken free from one of the abutments anchoring it you need to call Dr. Jorge Pinera immediately at 281-531-1000 to schedule an appointment. With a little bit of luck he can repair the problem before serious complications arise.

It’s important that you don’t play with any part of the damaged bridge with your tongue or wiggle it with your fingers. It’s also important that you don’t brush, floss, or clean around the damaged bridge. The more you manipulate it, the more likely you are to damage the bridge or one of the abutments. If you have blood or debris in your mouth from a blow to the face, you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Otherwise you should wait for Dr. Jorge Pinera to perform any cleaning procedures.

If your bridge is damaged in any way you need to call Sensitive Dental at 281-531-1000 to set up an appointment as soon as possible.