After this, I bought a Waterpik and this really helped keep it clean and brought down the swelling. I went one more time 5 months later for cleaning and ex-rays which did not show anything out of the ordinary. This last checkup was about 5-6 months ago.
Seems to have held up well and have had no problems but today there is some slight but rather rapid discomfort or throbbing below tooth that holds bridge so maybe it is now time to do something. I did some extra tough flossing under the bridge and waterpiked it extra good this morning so perhaps it is just sore from this? My question is, if it does not settle down - is it possible to do a Root canal without removing the bridge? On a budget as most are. Thanks for any answers, comments or recommendations.