Missing Teeth: Replacing Them is Easier Than Ever

I have always been an avid hockey player, and my love took a bad turn one day when I got struck in the mouth with the puck. It was a painful moment that left me with two teeth knocked out of my mouth. Had I taken the right steps after the accident, I could have possibly saved the teeth, but I did not know I had that option at the time. Thankfully, I worked up the courage to visit a dentist and ask what my options for teeth-replacement were. I was worried I would would have to live the rest of my life without smiling, but I was ecstatic to learn that I was the perfect candidate for dental implants. I created this blog to help others realize that there are so many options to replace missing teeth today that no one has to "just live with" an imperfect smile!

2 Tips To Help Ease Gum Soreness After Getting Your First Maryland Bridge

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A Maryland bridge works well to fill in your missing gaps because of how well it is usually fitted. A Maryland bridge is designed to sit as snug as possible on your gum line. This creates a smile that is both seamless and natural looking. Once the bridge is fitted, it may cause your gums to feel a bit sore. If you have worn a dental bridge before, then you know that this slight discomfort will ease up as time goes on. However, if this is your first dental bridge, then the pain and soreness can be a bit off-putting and sometimes unbearable. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can use to help ease the gum soreness after getting your first Maryland bridge.

During the First Few Days, Only Consume Fluids

During the first few days, you may find it difficult to chew without experiencing any kind of pain near your gums. To prevent this pain, you should only consume fluids immediately after the bridge installation. This will avoid aggravating the gum soreness that you are already experiencing. While fluids may not be as fulfilling as your normal meals, they will do the trick to keep your gums from screaming in pain. However, this does not mean that you should only load up on soda and other sugary juices. Instead, you should look for fluids that will allow you to get your daily calorie and nutrient intake. Fruit and vegetable smoothies and soups are the best fluids to consume during this time. They are packed with a number of nutrients and vitamins.

Avoid Brushing Your Teeth Immediately After the Procedure

While brushing your teeth after a dental bridge installation may seem harmless, it can actually be painful. Toothbrushes will only result in additional soreness and can cause gum sensitivity. Therefore, you should give yourself a while before brushing your teeth again. For the time being, you can use an antibacterial rinse. The rinse is gentle on your teeth and gums. In addition, it will work well to prevent any type of buildup. In order to get the best results from the rinse, make sure to use it immediately after you finish your meals.

Once the Maryland bridge settles into your mouth, the discomfort of gum soreness should quickly evaporate. Unfortunately, this can take some time. Therefore, use these tips to help ease the soreness on your own. For more information, talk to a dentist like Gayle S. Cox, Jr., DDS.


17 November 2016