Posted on December 5, 2023
Dental issues happen, but sometimes those issues can be emergencies. Fortunately, our experienced team at Johnson Orthodontics can help provide care when you’re experiencing a dental emergency. Here are some of the key emergencies we treat.
Mouth sores are commonly caused by oral injuries, such as biting the inside of your cheek while chewing. However, they can also sometimes be caused by a medication or skin rash in your mouth. The level of discomfort and the development of sores is also highly dependent on the individual’s mouth structure. It’s important to treat mouth sores to prevent infection. A visit to the orthodontist can help.
A dental injury is any type of accident or trauma that happens to your tooth. Dental accidents happen all the time, but when Tylenol or Ibuprofen doesn’t help, it might be a sign that the damage is more serious. Dental injuries might result from sports, car accidents, falls, or other types of injuries.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, it’s estimated that over 4 million Americans are currently wearing braces. Loose brackets are a very common type of orthodontic emergency that will require quick attention. The bracket is a square metal device that is adhered to the teeth when you have your braces put on. The bracket will need to be reattached as quickly as possible to prevent impacting your orthodontic treatment.
When the wires on your braces are loose or broken, they can cause issues and negatively impact your orthodontic treatment. Broken wires especially can put you at risk for dental injuries if not fixed quickly. Wires can poke the inside of your mouth, which may cause pain or bleeding. This could lead to an infection, which is why you should deal with this quickly by visiting your orthodontist.
Other dental emergencies we provide treatment for include lost or broken retainers, broken metal ties, or generalized orthodontic pain. Many of these issues can be avoided with thorough care and attention to your braces. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, you should schedule an appointment with your orthodontist at Johnson Orthodontics as soon as possible.
At Johnson Orthodontics, we are here to help you through your orthodontic care journey. We provide evaluations, treatment, and emergency services. Please contact us today for your orthodontic needs.