my new dental bridge has a small hole so I have to pass the floss right through it to clean the gums and teeth hidden by the bridge!! I always get blood on the floss soft part... This new bridge replace an old bridge which was lasted 20 years ago and i never cleaned or flossed through it... the dentist had never mentioned holes ..!! Is it a mistake by my current young dentist to have such an aperture in the bridge??
Is It Normal to Have a Pin Size Hole in a Dental Bridge?
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Bleeding When Flossing New Bridge
Cleaning a bridge is best with a floss threader like you are using or as an alternative a water pick works very well. The fact that your dentist left space for you to floss should not be a problem. But if the tissue is bleeding when you use the floss that should be checked out and eliminated as that is not normal.
Pin Size Hole in a Dental Bridge
It is impossible to understand where or why the hole is in your bridge. Perhaps a few close-up photos would help clarify your situation.
Pin sized hole in bridge?
No you should not have a hole... I bet what your seeing is the metal substructure that has been exposed to adjust your bite and its not a hole but exposed metal good luck
Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD CEO Baystate Dental PC
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