Emergencies are pretty rare, but we have put together a few pointers you can use to help yourself in a sticky situation. If all else fails or if you are in a lot of pain, give us a call. We will schedule you in for an appointment as soon as we can—probably the next morning.
If Something Is Poking You
For immediate relief, place wax on the spot. If the back of a wire is poking into your cheek, get help cutting it with sterile nail clippers. Give us a ring and we will try to get you in for an appointment the next morning.
If You Have a Sore in Your Mouth
Brush the area with warm salt water AM and PM to help it heal. Then rinse. You can also use wax if you have irritation on your cheek or lip. Schedule an appointment if the sore hasn’t resolved within a week.
If A Bracket Moves or Becomes Loose
Remove the bracket if you can, or place wax on the area. Give us a call and we will try to book you for an appointment the next morning.
If A Chain Breaks or Falls Off
This should not cause any pain. Use wax if soreness occurs. Call and we will get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.
If a Separator is Lost
Most patients lose a separator during their treatment. Do not worry about losing a separator, but call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.
In Case of an Accident
Call our after-hours line and the doctor on call will help direct you to get the appropriate medical attention. In a case of a severe accident, please call your medical doctor to get appropriate medical attention.