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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, Implants
Pain After New Dental Bridge
I had a bridge fitted 25 years age to replace a missing lower front tooth. I never had a moments trouble with it.
Through my dentist, I have recently whitened my teeth and as a result decided to have the bridge replaced (it was looking yellow!). I had the new bridge fitted a couple of days ago and it looks fabulous. The only problem is that I am getting a sharp pain in the teeth forming the bridge when I bite down. Is this something that should settle down or could it be a sign of a problem with the teeth?
It sounds like you need to see your dentist and have the bite checked.
Nancy L Clelland, DMD, MSD
Professor of Restorative & Prosthetic Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University