Permanent dental work, such as a crown or a bridge, is typically crafted from durable materials prove invulnerable tooth decay and handling the work of biting and chewing food. Yet this does not mean that they are immune to the unnatural forces from other activities, like unconsciously grinding your teeth at night or nervously chewing on pencils and pens.
When a piece of dental work is damaged, you should not delay in having the compromised bridge or crown examined at Dr. Brett M. Barney’s Tucson, Arizona clinic. Any delay increases your chances of suffering significant complications.
You should not attempt to clean, brush, floss or manipulate any part of the damaged dental work. This could potentially harm an abutment anchoring it in your mouth.
You can gently rinse away any blood or unwanted material in your mouth with a little lukewarm salt water. Any other necessary cleaning procedures should be reserved Dr. Brett M. Barney’s and the professional tools and techniques used by his staff.
As long as the anchoring abutment is healthy, Dr. Brett M. Barney might be able to replace the damaged piece of dental work, without any other form of treatment. If an internal structure was traumatized in any way, he might need to administer a root canal, before fitting you for a new piece of dental work.
If you have recently chipped or damaged your bridge, you should call (520) 663.0419 as soon as possible to have it examined and treated at Dr. Brett M. Barney’s dental clinic.