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What Can Pain Around a Dental Bridge Suggest?

Dental bridges are great because they can help fill that gap caused by a missing tooth. Bridges also look very natural and blend in with your other teeth. Bridges should always be comfortable when worn. If there are times where you feel pain under your dental bridge, we recommend contacting our office immediately. At R2 Center for Dentistry we care about your oral health, and always put our patients first. When you call our East Wichita dental office, we will make sure you can be seen promptly.

What Can Cause Pain Around My Bridge and What Does It Mean?

In order to find out what is causing you to have pain, a detailed examination is required. Our team will ask you questions, and if needed take x-rays to inspect the bridge and areas around it in the mouth.

  • Your bite may be off resulting in the bridge becoming loose.
  • Decay may be present under the crown that supports the bridge.
  • You may have developed gum disease, and this has weakened your teeth.
  • You may have an infection or abscess.
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity

Decay can develop underneath your bridge over time if food gets stuck in between your teeth. If left untreated this can lead to an infection, and cause pain or other complications. Once we have determined what is causing you pain, we can develop a treatment plan to help get you back to wearing your bridge comfortably.

R2 Center for Dentistry is the leading East Wichita dentist for oral appliances and restorative dentistry. Our team is committed to providing the highest quality care using state of the art technology, in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Pain can be felt after your bridge procedure, but this should always subside after a few days. If you notice you still have pain a week or so after the procedure this can mean you have either an infection, or a bridge that needs to be evaluated and fit again.

Practicing good oral hygiene is important, and cleaning your bridge to keep it fee of plaque can help prevent complications and pain. Our team can give you tips and tricks on how to care for your bridge at home with brushing and flossing regularly.

Looking for a Dentist in East Wichita?

If you are looking to find out more about dental bridges in East Wichita, R2 Center for Dentistry is here to help. We provide flexible hours and always put our patients’ health first. We welcome new patients to our practice, and our team will always ensure you have an exceptional experience when you visit our office.

Our East Wichita office is conveniently located near Connie’s Cookies making this a great location for patients in the area.

To schedule your appointment please contact R2 Center for Dentistry East Wichita, and our friendly staff will be happy to help you!

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