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Can my dental bridge cause infection in my brain?

Can my dental bridge cause infection in my brain?

No: A dental bridge is an artificial device supported by teeth to either stabilize mobile teeth, replace missing teeth or improve esthetics. The only way an infection is going to occur is if there is a problem with one or several of the supporting teeth. If a tooth infection especially in the upper jaw goes uncheck for awhile worse case scenario the infection can migrate to the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Dental bridge infection? I have had a dental bridge for 11 years, and in the last year it has become infected on and off in the gum around the bridge. At my last visit to the dentist they said I would need teeth on either side of the bridge removed due to

Dental bridge infection? I have had a dental bridge for 11 years, and in the last year it has become infected on and off in the gum around the bridge. At my last visit to the dentist they said I would need teeth on either side of the bridge removed due to

Something's Wrong!: Seems like you've got some sort of dental issue going on for sure. Dental bridges do need replaced at some point. If the teeth holding the bridge in place are infected, they may need a nerve treatment. If decayed, hopefully they can be restored with a new bridge. If not, they will need removed. At that point, a larger bridge, dental implants, or a removable appliance may be indicated. ...Read more

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I have pain after permanent dental bridge, why is this happening?

I have pain after permanent dental bridge, why is this happening?

See dentist: Could be from various reasons. High bite. If during the prep. Bridge abutment had existing deep fill...Sometimes could be just normal discomfirt after extensive dental proceedure like bridge work. So see your dentist. If has been few days since got bridge... ...Read more

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I was wondering is it possible to do a dental bridge bottom row teeth?

I was wondering is it possible to do a dental bridge bottom row teeth?

Vague: The question was pretty vague, not clearly stated, and in my opinion, didn't show enough information. Could you please paraphrase or interpret that sentence for me? ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in. Have you hear of anyone going to hos?

What do you suggest if my dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in. Have you hear of anyone going to hos?

NO SUPER GLUE! ! !: Super glue is not formulated to be used intraorally, and it will do absolutely nothing to hold your bridge in place. If the bridge still fits well on your teeth it can be easily recemented by a local dentist. Placing superglue on either the teeth or the bridge may necessitate fabrication of a new bridge, which is more expensive than just having it recemented. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a dental bridge have been noticing a metallic taste. Upon closeron the back side. Are bridges made of metal with a porcelain "overlay"?

What to do if I have a dental bridge have been noticing a metallic taste. Upon closeron the back side. Are bridges made of metal with a porcelain "overlay"?

See your dentist: Is a change in your sense of taste and a metallic taste due to a variety of causes; from anxiety to dental problems (failure of a dental bridge), medications and treatments. Dysgeusia is not very common. Severe long-standing dysgeusia can be very significant as it may lead to patient losing interest in food. See your dentist first ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get a dental bridge repaired?

Please tell me, could I get a dental bridge repaired?

Sometimes: Sometimes dental prostheses can be repaired and sometimes one needs a new one or a better long term option. See a dentist for a consultation and your options. ...Read more

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I have 4 unit old dental bridge made of porcelain fused to high noble metal. Approximately. How many grams and the type of gold they use in it.?

I have 4 unit old dental bridge made of porcelain fused to high noble metal. Approximately. How many grams and the type of gold they use in it.?

Varies: No way for me to tell. The high noble is usually 54% gold with other metals such as palladium. The weight can only be determined by removing the porcelain. It varies depending on the laboratory design. If you request a mailer from garfield refining, andmail it in. They will extract the precious metals and send you money. There is no middle man this way. My patients have used them for years. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it possible to get dental implants after dental bridge, later in life?

I was wondering is it possible to get dental implants after dental bridge, later in life?

Dental Implants: Yes, you can get dental implants after a bridge fails. You may need some other procedures first possibly. Sometimes if there is not enough bone from not having a tooth or teeth, you may require a bone graft to "build up the foundation" prior to the implant. Sometimes soft tissue grafts ate needed as well, but not as often. There is always a way to get implants where you need one ...Read more

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My dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in? Should I go to the hospital?

My dental bridge came a loose will it hurt me if I super glue it back in? Should I go to the hospital?

No hospital: The ER will not treat these problems. You need to see a local dentist to determine if the bridge can be recemented or replaced. Crazy glue will not work and can make you sick if you swallow it. If the bridge comes loose in your sleep you can aspirate it and die. Is it worth the risk? Call a dentist.. ...Read more

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Where can I get a dental bridge fixed?

Where can I get a dental bridge fixed?

See a dentist: Find a dentist in your area. All dentists have the training and knowledge to help you. ...Read more

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Is there any better alternative to dental bridge?

Is there any better alternative to dental bridge?

Yes: An implant. See your specialist in this field of relacement teeth -- the prosthodontist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dental bridge?

What is the definition or description of: dental bridge?

Nonremovable: A dental bridge is a fixed, nonremovable device to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth (or dental implants) are used to support a device fabricated by a dental laboratory. Usually the bridge is made of a underlying metal usually a gold alloy with porcelain overlaying the metal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could get a dental bridge repaired?

Can you tell me if I could get a dental bridge repaired?

See your dentist: Sorry that you have this unfortunate situation. There are a few factors to be be considered to determine how to treat the problem. If the bridge is slightly chipped, and support is sound, a minor repair is typically possible. If the damage is substantial, the bridge may need to be replaced. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I keep food and stuff from getting under a permanent dental bridge?

Waterpik: In addition to floss threaders designed for this, proxybrushes and a waterpik are useful to keep this area clean. ...Read more

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dental Bridge (Definition)

A dental bridge is a fixed, nonremovable device to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth (or dental implants) are used to support a device fabricated by a dental laboratory. Usually the bridge is made of a underlying metal usually a gold alloy with ...Read more