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Loose dental bridge

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Posted by: gottmj  (9 years ago)
Good day to all!

I had a fixed bridge put in about a couple of months ago. It replaced my extracted upper first premolar. Lately, it has become loose. I noticed a space between the bridge and the gum line. I am worried that this gap will allow bacteria to form under the bridge making it susceptible to decay and infection.

I am four weeks pregnant and it is a delicate pregnancy. My OB Gyne advised me to cancel all none emergency dental appoinments until my second trimester. What should I do? Please help!

Thanks in advance for your time!
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Posted by: soldierswife  (9 years ago)
Hello Mommy!

You need to go back to the dentist. It may need to be re-cemented or the supporting teeth may have been compromised. Your unborn may be at risk if you caught infection under your bridge. Just make sure you inform your dentist about your pregnancy.
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Posted by: blogger  (9 years ago)

Loose denture can cause irritation to your gums. Go to your dentist and see if they can adjust it for you. The dentist will not give you any treatment that will harm your unborn
child so do not worry about it.:-)