Why does my dental bridge hurt?

Dental BridgesA dental bridge hurts but really shouldn’t when used to replace your missing tooth. It can be made using precious metals, porcelain or a combination of these. It is cemented to your adjacent teeth. In cosmetic dental industry, this device can last a long time. In fact, it can last for decades, as long as you properly take care of it.

Then again, some dental bridges will not last a lifetime. In that case, you may experience certain issues at some point. But don’t worry. Nicholas S St George DDS will help you fix any dental bridges’ issues you may have so you can regain a healthy, beautiful smile.

If your dental bridge hurt, for some reason, you should immediately contact Nicholas S St George DDS. There are plenty of reasons your dental bridge hurts.


It can be quite a challenge to maintain a good oral hygiene when you have a dental bridge. However, it is vital that you keep your dental bridge and its surrounding teeth free of bacteria.

You may need more than just brushing and flossing. Some special tools may be necessary to ensure that food particles will be removed from under the device.

In this way, you are preventing the teeth that support it become decayed. If that happens, the bridge will fail and it may cause pain. If this is your case, you may need a new bridge. But first, the decay has to be removed.

Your dentist may also recommend getting a dental implant. This procedure can replace your missing teeth permanently.


Your dental bridge has to fit in your mouth perfectly. In this way, you can chew comfortably. You will also avoid any pain later on. But in some cases, a bridge can become ill-fitting. It can be caused by a decay or a bad fit when it has been created.

What can your dentist do?

Your dentist will examine your mouth and ask you some questions about the pain. Is it onset? How long does the pain last? If you have managed to relieve it, what did you do? Is there a factor that makes it worse?

Then, he/she will examine the surrounding teeth and the bridge itself. Your dentist may also request some x-rays to further inspect your gums and teeth.

The only time your dentist can recommend an appropriate treatment is when he/she has figured out what the cause is. Depending on the problem, the treatment can be simple or complex.

Avoiding pain

A dental bridge is artificial. In that case, it has the potential to cause plaque. Plaque is known to cause gum irritation and a cavity. It is difficult to keep the area free of plaque. But you need to clean it thoroughly every day. Your dentist will show you the proper way to brush and floss around the bridge.

To avoid feeling pain under your dental bridge, you need to make a commitment to keeping the area as clean as possible. You should also avoid chewing foods on it.

If you wish to know more about the causes of why your dental bridge hurt, please contact Nicholas S St George DDS.

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