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Dental work, like a bridge or crown restoration, is typically cast from durable materials that are meant to withstand the daily wear and tear of biting and chewing food. Yet, it is none-the-less possible for something else to chip or fracture a piece of dental work. This could come in the form of an accidental fall, chewing on a stray desktop object, or grinding your teeth at night.

If you have a piece of dental work that is damaged you should not delay in calling 301-663-5552 to seek care with Dr. Kevin Oakes in Frederick, Maryland. The longer you wait the more likely you are to experience more serious complications.

In the interim, there are a few basic first aid and care considerations to keep in mind while you’re waiting for your appointment. Some of these minor things can prevent serious problems from occurring later in the treatment process.

If a dental trauma has left blood or other debris in your mouth, you can gently rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. Any other necessary cleaning procedures should be left to Dr. Kevin Oakes and our experienced team.

If an anchoring abutment within the dental work has been damaged, Dr. Kevin Oakes might need to perform an endodontic treatment, such as a root canal.  This will restore the damaged structure and give your bridge a new, firm hold.

If you live in the Frederick, Maryland area and have suffered a fractured or otherwise damaged piece of dental work, you should not delay in calling 301-663-5552 to seek care with Dr. Kevin Oakes. We look forward to providing you with the quality care you deserve!