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Your dental bridge was designed to restore a tooth that was lost to untreated decay, damage, or extraction. While it is made from durable materials that will handle the rigors of chewing common foods, there are still some rare occasions when a bridge can be chipped or damaged.

If your bridge is damaged, you need to call 619-569-1925 to schedule a timely appointment at Lemon Grove Dental Group, Inc. The more you delay, the more likely you are to suffer significant complications.

In the interim, there are a few basic first-aid considerations to help you manage the problem.

You can gently rinse the area with saltwater if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to Dr. Richard Cavallaro’s professional tools and training.

It’s best to avoid eating. If you need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods and don’t chew 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 chipped or damaged bridge, you should call 619-569-1925 to have it examined and repaired as soon as possible by your dentist in Lemon Grove, California.