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Treating Gum Disease Around a Bridge

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Edward I Jutkowitz, DMD, PC
Treating Gum Disease Around a BridgeGum disease has affected most adults at least once. From early signs such as bad breath to eventual tooth loss, gum disease will spread if left unchecked. It is caused by bacteria that lodges itself within the spaces in your tooth. The bacteria then start to leak inward until it gets to the roots, where it disconnects your tooth from the jaw, causing it to get loose and eventually fall out.

Your tooth might have gotten recently extracted, leaving a gap. The relief that comes after the extraction of a problematic tooth can mislead you into thinking that you're out of trouble. The space left behind poses a significant risk. Therefore, it is vital that you take care of those open spaces that your toothbrush can't reach. Spaces left by missing teeth are welcoming conditions for gum disease. We recommend that you use a bridge.

What Is a Bridge?

A bridge is an artificial tooth used to fill the space left by your missing tooth or teeth. A bridge will help you restore your standard chewing patterns while providing support to its adjacent teeth. A bridge looks precisely like and has the same function as your natural tooth. They get exposed to the same conditions as the other teeth in your mouth. Although they will not decay, they pose a risk to your gums if you don't give them proper care. Bacteria can start to collect on your gum line where the bridge meets your gum. This is because they also get exposed to plaque and tartar buildup.

What You Should Do About It

Making your dental health a priority is always the best way to go. We recommend that you practice habits such as improved oral hygiene and regular visits to our clinic to have your bridge examined by our experts. We will diagnose and effectively take away your dental problems. Visit our offices to diagnose and treat gum disease around a bridge.
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