emergency orthodontics

Emergency Orthodontic Care in Vista CA

Getting immediate treatment is important when there is an issue with your braces. For your emergency orthodontic care, our practice is the ideal place to turn to. Our experienced orthodontic dentists are available to provide a fast, effective, and lasting treatment to your dental issues. 

What Is an Orthodontic Emergency?

Orthodontic emergency is an event that inflicts pain, endangers a patient’s health, or affects the period of orthodontic treatment. Here are some of the most common orthodontic emergencies:

  • Inner cheeks or gums show signs of infection
  • Feeling an unusual pain when you wear your braces 
  • Bleeding uncontrollably from your mouth after being in an accident

Procedure for Emergency Orthodontic Care

At our practice, we are aware that you might have some orthodontic emergencies in places where the nearest dental clinic is miles away. If you find yourself in a situation like this, here are some helpful hints to solve some of the problems you might encounter until our specialist can see you. 

Tie Wire: If a tie wire exasperates your mouth, our specialist suggests that you fold it under the archwire with a blunt object like a pencil eraser or conceal it with beeswax. 

Sloppy Band or Bracket: If you have a sloppy band or bracket, you can leave it in place until you see one of our specialists. Our specialist will schedule you to reinstall the loose appliance when observing a loose band or bracket. You can bend it in with a pencil eraser if you have a broken retainer. 

Poking Archwire: If you have a poking archwire, cut it with nail clippers. If, after trying this, you do not feel the issue has been appropriately resolved, visit our practice. 

Suppose you have an immediate injury to the mouth or teeth; whether undergoing orthodontic care or not, our specialist advises that you immediately ice the injured area, and you should see one of our specialists as soon as possible.

Contact Us Today

If you have an orthodontic emergency, don’t hesitate to contact us today at our practice to schedule an appointment. Our trusted experts will be happy to meet with you and provide a prompt and efficient treatment.