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Even though your bridge is made from durable materials, and firmly cemented into your mouth, it is still not impervious to damage from something like a hard fall or a blow to the face. If any part of your bridge is damaged it requires Dr. Robert Eversole’s immediate attention.

While you are waiting for your appointment, there are a few things you should keep in mind to help minimize potential complications.

You should not attempt to brush or floss the bridge, as there might be damage to the abutment inside. Any manipulation of the bridge could exacerbate this damage, leading to further complications. If you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident, you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Otherwise you should leave any and all cleaning procedures to Dr. Robert Eversole’s skilled hands.

If it turns out that the problem is related to a weakening of the cement, then Dr. Robert Eversole might simply be able to remove the bridge, and cover the abutments with temporary crowns. However, if either one of the abutments has been damaged, then he might need to perform a root canal on one or both of them to restore sufficient structure to mount a new bridge.

If your bridge is damaged in any way, you should not hesitate to call Dr. Robert Eversole’s Greensburg, Indiana office at 812-663-8088 to schedule an appointment to have it repaired.