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While bridgework is commonly fashioned from very durable dental-grade materials, it is still possible for it to suffer some damage. This can come from an unprotected blow to the face during sports or something as simple as grinding your teeth while you sleep.

Even if the damaged bridge doesn’t cause you distress or heightened sensitivity, you should not procrastinate seeking the attention of Dr. Tommy Baugh and the technicians at his Houston, Texas, dental office.

While you await your appointment, there are a few things to keep in mind to reduce your chances of suffering undue complications.

If some form of oral trauma has left you with blood or debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse them away with a little lukewarm salt water. Any other needed cleaning measures should be left to Dr. Tommy Baugh’s professional tools and techniques.

If you need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods and avoid chewing on the sensitive 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 any part of your bridge is chipped or damaged, you should call 281-484-1006 as soon as possible to have it examined and treated by Dr. Tommy Baugh at his Houston, Texas, dental office.