Dental Emergencies

Dental Emergency Treatments

Helpful Tips for Dealing With Dental Emergencies

Brian D Miller DMD will always do the best to ensure that any problem related to your orthodontic treatment is dealt with care.

Many orthodontic emergencies can be easily handled over the telephone so that you are not inconvenienced. If our office is closed for the day, leave a detailed message with a phone number. We regularly check for messages.

In cases where immediate treatment is necessary and we cannot be reached, our office answering system will describe how Dr. Miller can be reached. Call us for a FREE initial orthodontic exam.

Common Dental Problems and Solutions

Many problems may be solved temporarily until a repair appointment can be scheduled. Problems need not delay your treatment.

Loose band or bracket: Band or bracket still attached to the wire - leave in place. If uncomfortable, place wax on it. If the bracket is completely out, wrap in tissue.

Loose wire: Place back with tweezers. If impossible, clip wire with nail clippers behind the last tooth securely fastened. If uncomfortable, place wax on it.

Poking wire: Push down with the end of a spoon or eraser. If impossible, place wax on it.

Lost tiewire or elastic tie soreness: Notify us at the next appointment.

Soreness: Warm salt water rinses and / or Tylenol®, or Ibuprofen.

Headgear does not fit: Not wearing as prescribed? If the face bow is bent, call the office to schedule a check.

Loose appliance: Sticking or poking - place wax on it.
Give us a call now for your dental emergency needs.
Don't hesitate to call us for the information you need during a dental emergency. We will get back to you as quickly as possible!
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