Emergency Orthodontic Care at Precision Orthodontics
Nobody wants to find themselves in the middle of an unexpected medical emergency. When you experience an orthodontic emergency, it’s something to be cautious of and get help for as soon as possible. This is also an event you can plan for ahead of time by knowing where you would go in this situation. Luckily, you have an orthodontist office right in your backyard. Our practice is here to help with experienced, licensed orthodontists capable of treating a variety of emergencies.
Precision Orthodontics is glad to serve the Cleveland and Youngstown areas with orthodontic treatment of all kinds.
What is an Orthodontic Emergency?
An orthodontic emergency can look many different ways. If you’re experiencing uncomfortable, broken or malfunctioning mouthware, we can help you correct this quickly. Orthodontic emergencies could also include mysterious pain and discomfort in your teeth, gums or mouth in general.
Patient health is the Precision Orthodontics priority and emergency orthodontic care is one of the many ways we protect your oral and overall health.
Loose or Broken Braces
There are lots of causes for loose or broken braces, but it’s typically nothing to worry about. If you feel that your braces are loose or about to break, make an appointment immediately but try to use wax to hold your hardware in place in the meantime.
Discomfort from Arch Wires, Ties or Brackets
Discomfort from stray wires or loose brackets is common and also nothing to worry about. Call us to make an appointment as soon as possible, but try placing wax over the sharp wire while you wait. You can also attempt to clip the end of your poking wire.
Toothaches or Loose Teeth
Keep in mind that a bit of pain and pressure is normal as your teeth continue to shift. This means your treatment is working! If the aching feeling persists, or you feel that a permanent tooth is loose, call us to make an appointment. In the meantime, try rinsing with warm saltwater and taking ibuprofen to dull the pain and avoid touching your loose tooth.