Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.
A bridge is more than something to help your smile look great. It also helps protect your overall oral health and can be a very important part of your overall oral hygiene. That’s why it can be alarming when your bridge falls out and needs to be replaced. Luckily, finding an after-hours dentist who will replace your bridge isn’t difficult to do. It takes little time for them to complete the job unless there is a major issue and very few people have to worry for very long. Finding an after-hours dentist is easy if you know where to look. For starters, just call your dentist or the specialist who fitted you for the bridge. In many cases, you’ll get an after-hours message with instructions on how to reach them in case of an emergency. Most dentists are willing to come in to the office to help you with your problem. And it’s usually a very quick procedure. However, some may only come in if the bridge has fallen out because of a tooth break. A simple dislodged bridge may not be enough for them to come in for an emergency appointment. Whether your tooth is broken or not, there are other steps you can take. Utilize the internet. Running a simple search for emergency dentists in your area will usually provide you with various dental professionals who may be able to help you. Again, some may not help with a simple dislodged bridge but others may be more than happy to assist you with this problem since your ability to eat and use your mouth will be diminished even with temporary adhesive and replacing the bridge yourself for a few days. The net can be your best friend in these situations. Your local phone listings may actually have headings for emergency dental care as well, so don’t overlook that option. It’s an older method but one that is still highly effective. When you have an issue with your bridge, the two keys to remember are to not panic and consider your options. Just knowing who to turn to for advice and help is important, and finding a good after-hours dentist is one of the main things you’ll want to do. If you can remember these basic tips you’ll have no problem finding someone to help you with your bridge issues.