Do you ever wonder about your dental work? Did your bridge used to feel completely fine and like it was “just part of your smile” but lately it’s been giving you what you think is a toothache? Maybe your tooth that has a filling feels like it’s not closing against your other teeth in quite the right way and you keep thinking maybe it needs some attention. Remember that as much as it’s important to check in on and protect your natural tissue, any work that you’ve had performed needs monitoring (and possibly some maintenance along the way) for a fully healthy smile.
It Can Affect Bite Balance (And Then Some)
First, let’s talk about what happens when you experience damage to any type of dental work, whether it’s a filling, bridge, or something else. This can cause the otherwise nice, even balance of your smile to become offset. Even the slightest change can cause a toothache if certain teeth at pressing together or contacting one another too frequently or it can even cause jaw strain.
It Can Cause Pain
Your dental work can actually cause you some pain if you’re not careful. A broken denture or bridge, for instance, or one that simply does not fit can rub. It may have a sharp edge. These issues can leave you with abrasions, sores, etc. If you think you’ve damaged your work in any way or if something doesn’t seem to feel like it usually does, just let us know.
It’s Time To See Us!
You’ll need to come in to talk with us! We will examine your smile to tell you what needs to be fixed or replaced. Or, we will detect such changes during a dental visit and can then make suggestions for fixing the problem, so you may avoid toothaches and other related problems.
Address Dental Work Damage With A Visit
If you suspect something is wrong with your dental work, whether it’s a bridge, filling, or otherwise, take time to see us during a quick checkup! Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.