What to Do in Case of Emergency
There are various orthodontic problems that can happen during your treatment. Some are fairly common and others are not. Some will need to be addressed right away and others can wait pending on the situation.
Please do not come directly to the office – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you or direct the best course of action. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.
If you don’t know what to do, call our office and we will direct you on the best course of action.
When to Call the Office
If you make any of the adjustments we’ve mentioned, call the office as soon as possible, during regular office hours, so that we can schedule time to make repairs. CALL EVEN IF YOU HAVE A SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT, because a repair may take longer than the time alloted for a regular appointment.
If you are unable to alleviate the problem on your own, please call. We are always available to assist you.
Direct injuries to the mouth or teeth- immediately ice the area and call your regular dentist. After seeing your dentist, we will need to replace any broken or displaced appliances as soon as possible (depending upon the patient’s comfort level).