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When Dr. Howard Glassman cemented your bridge in place, it was intended to restore a missing tooth for a long time to come. However, it is possible for a blow to the face or other oral accident to actually chip or potentially damage part of a bridge.

If any part of your bridge is damaged, or loose, you need to call Dr. Howard Glassman’s office in Fontana, California at 909-822-9090 to have it attended to as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely the damaged bridge is to cause serious complications. In the interim, there are a few basic first aid and care considerations to keep in mind while you’re waiting to see us.

Try not to play with it or wiggle the bridge. This could invite serious complications. If you have blood or debris in your mouth, from a blow to the face, you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Any other cleaning should be left to Dr. Howard Glassman’s highly trained hands.

If one of the two abutments anchoring your bridge has been damaged, Dr. Howard Glassman might need to perform a root canal. This will restore the damaged structure and give your bridge a new, firm hold.

If your bridge is loose or otherwise damaged, you should call Dr. Howard Glassman’s office in Fontana, California at 909-822-9090 to explore your treatment options.