It can take a while to get used to your new orthodontics, but it is ultimately for the best for your overall oral health. While genuine emergencies are rare, they can occur. You will need to schedule an appointment with our orthodontist in Riverview, FL immediately. However, it is also important to know when a situation is relatively minor to avoid unnecessary panic.
When To Seek Help Right Away
There are only a few genuine emergencies to watch out for. If you experience unmanageable, severe pain or discomfort in the teeth or gum tissue, then you need to call our orthodontist soon. You also want to get in touch with a professional if you experience swelling or infections around the face, mouth or gums. Finally, if you experience an injury or trauma to the face, you should see a professional immediately to make sure everything is all right.
Our office offers emergency services, but in extreme circumstances, you may need to go to the emergency room. Ultimately, our orthodontist has the tools necessary to get your oral health back to normal quickly.
When a Problem Is Not Too Severe
There are many other minor problems that can occur with your orthodontics that you may be able to alleviate on your own. For example, if you notice there are broken or loose wires, bands or brackets, then you can apply orthodontic wax to the area experiencing irritation. You should still schedule an appointment, but there is no rush to see us right away.
Additionally, you may be worried when you notice your teeth begin to loosen. This is a normal part of the process, and it means your teeth are moving into their new positions. An over-the-counter pain reliever should help with some of the discomfort.
When To See Us
Find expert care at the office of Dr. Matt Ahrens. Call us to schedule your appointment today. Whether you need your orthodontics for six months or a few years, we will be there for you every step of the way.