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Your dentist, Dr. John Krupka, designs each dental bridge with the most durable materials applicable for the teeth in question. Even though it is durable enough to handle biting and chewing hard foods, there are times when a dental bridge can be damaged by something abnormal. This could be something as traumatic as a blow to the face or something as mundane as a bad habit of nibbling on pens and pencils.

Any damage to your dental bridge in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, could result in significant complications, and it needs Dr. John Krupka’s attention. While you are waiting for your appointment, there are a few basic first-aid considerations to help you manage the damaged bridge.

You can gently rinse the area with saltwater if you have blood or debris in your mouth from an accident. Any other cleaning treatments should be left to your dentist’s highly trained hands.

It’s best to avoid eating on that side of your mouth. 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 damage the appliance or one of the abutments.

If you have a chipped, fractured or otherwise damaged bridge, you should not delay in contacting Krupka Dental Associates at 920-766-1122 to have it examined and treated.