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There are a few rare occasions when a blow to the face or a hard fall can hit your bridge with enough force that it causes damage to the anchoring teeth that hold it in place. The chances of this happening are even higher if you participate in contact sports without having the protection of a quality mouthguard.

If your bridge has been damaged or if part of it has broken free from one of the anchoring teeth, you need to contact Molinare Dental Group at 973-993-1979 to schedule an appointment.

You should not attempt to clean, brush or wiggle any part of the damaged bridge. The more you manipulate it, the more likely you are to cause further damage and complications.

If you have blood or debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. Otherwise, you should leave any and all cleaning treatments to the highly trained dental professionals at Molinare Dental Group.

With a little luck, your dentist, Dr. Jon Molinare, might be able to replace the damaged bridge. If one of the anchoring teeth has been seriously damaged, the restoration process might require a root canal or a dental implant.

If your dental bridge in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, is damaged in any way, you need to call Molinare Dental Group at 973-993-1979 to set up an appointment.