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Your dentist, Dr. Brian Scaff, designed your dental bridge from durable materials that are meant to stand the test of time. Unfortunately, there are times when an accidental fall or blow to the face can impact enough force to damage your bridge in Austin, Texas.

In a situation like this, you need to call 512-792-2688 to have your dentist examine and treat the problem. Any procrastination increases your chances of suffering significant complications.

While you wait to meet with your dentist, there are a few basic first-aid considerations to help you manage the problem.

You can gently rinse the area with salt water if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other attempts at cleaning the damaged bridge should be left to your dentist.

It’s best to avoid eating. If you need to eat something, try to stick to soft foods and don’t chew on that side of your mouth. The more you manipulate a damaged bridge, the more likely you are to further damage the bridge or one of the abutments.

If any part of your bridge or abutments are damaged, you should seek immediate treatment by calling Dr. Brian Scaff at 512-792-2688 to schedule an appointment.