Emergencies are pretty rare, but we’ve 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 or sugar-free gum right 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. Repeat 4-6 times per glass of salt water. SOLUTION: 1 level teaspoon salt : 6 ounces of water. TIP: Sea salt works best! You can also use wax or sugar-free gum 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 or sugar-free gum 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 or sugar-free gum if soreness occurs. Call and we will get you in for an appointment as soon as possible.
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.