Emergencies are pretty rare, but we’ve put together a few pointers you can use to help yourself if things do go wrong. 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.
For immediate relief, place wax or sugar-free gum right on the spot. Give us a ring and we will try to get you in for an appointment the next morning.
Brush the area with warm salt water (1 teaspoon of salt per cup of water) AM and PM to help it heal, then rinse. Repeat 4-6 times per glass of salt water. 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.
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.
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.
Call our after-hours line and we will help direct you to get the appropriate medical attention. In a case of a severe accident, please call your doctor to get appropriate medical attention.