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New Bridge, Sensitive & Pain
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New Bridge, Sensitive & Pain

I recently had a new bridge put in. I had a temporary on the 2 front teeth that support this bridge. With no problem or pain or discomfort. Having the bridge installed the dentist told me we might need to adjust a few times to get the bite right. I called him this morning to tell him I was having some pain and discomfort. He told me to come down and checked the bridge , adjusted the bite a little and told me this was normal to be feeling this. The teeth will need some time to adjust it could take up to a week or two. I have another bridge in my mouth and never experienced this. Does this seem normal. The two front teeth the bridge is anchored to do not have root canals.
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Its possible to need adjustments for the bite of a new bridge.  I would say that its a fairly normal occurrence although I wouldn't say its necessary every time for every bridge.  Does the bridge still bother you?
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Yes the bridge still feels sensitive. when i close my mouth and my teeth come together.
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Sounds like the bridge needs to be adjusted again. If its just a bite issue, an adjustment or two should fix it.  Especially if each adjustment improves the sensitivity.
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