If you have pain in the gum area around a dental bridge, it may be time to see your dentist. There areseveral things that can cause pain around a dental bridge, and it is important to make an appointmentright away. We offer a flexible schedule and extended hours to help patients that need to be seen rightaway. Your health is our priority and if you find yourself in pain, we encourage you to contact us rightaway, so we can help diagnose and treat the issue.
Why Would I Have Pain Around My Bridge?
There are a few different reasons why you may be experiencing pain around your bridge. A detailedexamination of your teeth, gums, and the bridge will be required todeterminethe cause and treatmentnecessary.Our doctor will ask questions about when the pain started and how long the pain lasts. X-raysmay be needed to provide a clear picture of your teeth and gums.
Decay or Infection
Sometimes food or debris can get stuckin betweenyour teeth and cause decay.This can cause painaround the gum area of your bridge. If your bridge does not fit properly, this may allow bacteria andplaque to enter underneath or between teeth,and causepainor an infection.
Some sensitivity is common with a newly fitted bridge. Patients may experience sensitivity with hot orcold, but this should subside after a few weeks.
When Should I Call the Dentist?
After a bridge procedure,patients may experience some pain, but this should subside after afewdays. Ifyou noticeyour pain lasts more than a few days we recommend calling our office. This could indicateyou have a dental bridge that does not fit properly, or a potential infection. Leaving an infectionuntreated can cause moreseriousissues,and should be addressed right away.
We recommend following good oral hygiene habits at home,and carefully brushing and flossing aroundyour bridge. This will help to ensure all of the food and bacteria is removed each day,and prevent painor infection. Flossing is extremely important,and our staff will discuss how to floss properly,andreviewhow to care foryour bridge at home.
Ready to Schedule Your Appointment?
If you have pain around your bridge and would like to schedule an appointment, we are happy to help.Your oral health is our priority, and patients should never leave pain untreated. Our doctor can evaluateyour issue, and get you on the road to being pain free quickly.
Pain can indicate infection and can cause more serious issues if it is not addressed immediately. Ourteam is here to help,and we provide a calm and relaxing environment for our patients. Our office isequipped withstate-of-the-arttechnology and equipment, making the latest dental products availableto our patients. We strive to provide exceptional care,and we make sure each visit is a positiveexperience.
To schedule your appointment, contact our staff will be happy to assist you!