What would be the cause of area under a bridged tooth feeling like it is deteriorating?
I had a root canal some 40 years ago. Finally that tooth had to be removed and I had a bridge placed there about 10 to 15 years ago. Recently it feels like the area where the tooth was is deteriorating, like the bone there is wasting away. There is a "dent" in that area where the root canal tooth had been before. What could be causing this?
- oil field trashLv 710 months ago
Only a dentist can full evaluate your problem. I have several permanent bridges and you really have to keep them clean with flossing or a water-pik