While orthodontic emergencies are rare, they can happen! Coastal Family Orthodontics is here to help you if an orthodontic emergency occurs.

Regarding any injuries to your mouth or teeth, please contact your primary dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist will have the necessary materials to handle a damaged, fractured, or knocked-out tooth.

If you’re experiencing a dislodged or displaced orthodontic appliance, please give us a call so we can evaluate the severity of the issue and schedule your appointment accordingly.

What to Do in Case of Emergency

If you have an orthodontic emergency after office hours, call our office immediately for assistance. For more information, check out this blog post to learn more about what to do in the event of an emergency.

General Soreness That Can Arise with Braces

When you first get your braces on or after an adjustment, you may experience some general soreness. Don’t worry, this discomfort is normal! This soreness or discomfort should subside in a few days. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, or rinsing your mouth with warm salt water will help ease the pain and provide relief. If the pain is severe and does not subside within a few days, please contact our office.

If a wire is irritating your cheek or mouth, cover it with orthodontic wax given to you by your orthodontist. If a band or bracket is loose, simply leave it in place until your next appointment. When you notice a loose band or bracket, give our office a call to see if an earlier appointment is necessary.

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