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Emergency Orthodontic Care

Rendering of a tooth on a red emergency kitThankfully, true orthodontic emergencies do not occur with great frequency. Braces usually remain in place and provide gentle pressure to move the patient's teeth in a precise fashion which does not normally cause emergencies. It is important to remember that while involved in orthodontic care, patients should follow all directions and suggestions with regard to their treatment. Wearing mouthguards while participating in sports to protect the orthodontic work is vital to avoid emergency situations.

If you have questions or concerns about orthodontic emergencies, please contact us to find out more. Our office location is Roncone Orthodontics. Come see us today.

What Constitutes an Emergency Situation?

While broken wires that come loose from their brackets can both be aggravating to a person's cheeks and soft tissue, it can be very damaging to teeth and surrounding tissues as well. The good news is when seen quickly, in the first few days following the emergency, no adverse effects will occur to the orthodontic care or the treatment plan. If part of the appliance is rubbing an area raw or causing bleeding or there is a section broken off which could obstruct swallowing or hinder chewing or speech, it is important to schedule an appointment right away.

Home Remedies

While waiting for an appointment there are several things you can do to alleviate the symptoms. While these solutions may be temporary, they can at least give comfort to the patient who is in pain.

While general soreness caused by braces is not considered an emergency, they can cause a great deal of discomfort and anxiety. Following each appointment patients can expect soreness for three to five days. This can impact biting and chewing food and brushing and flossing. One thing to consider is a warm saltwater mouthwash. Mixing it yourself should include one teaspoon of salt and eight to 10 ounces of water. Rinse it in your mouth for a few seconds and spit it out. It will help alleviate the symptoms. You could also take an over-the-counter pain reliever together with the rinse for improved results. If the soreness increases to unbearable levels or steadily increases, please come see us so we can perform an assessment.

As cheeks, tongue, and gums adjust to newly placed or recently adjusted braces, they will be sore as they become used to the newly applied pressure.

Wax is sometimes the best friend of the new patient. It can be applied to any loose appliance for a temporary fix before coming to see our professional team and it will alleviate some of the pain.

When Things Become Loose

Tweezers can be used to try and put a wire back into its appropriate place. If doing this does not work, clipp the wire behind the last tooth that the wire is still appropriately fastened to. If a wire is poking the inside of the cheek, use a pencil eraser to push it and shape it into a more comfortable position.

Contact us today if you are in need of emergency care at Roncone Orthodontics. Call us today at (951) 595-8291 to schedule your appointment or ask questions regarding your care.
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