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Orthodontic Emergencies

True orthodontic emergencies are very rare, but when they do occur we are available to you. As a general rule, you should call the office when you experience severe pain or when you have a painful appliance problem that you can't take care of yourself. We'll be able to schedule an appointment to resolve the problem.

 

You might be surprised to learn that you may be able to temporarily solve many problems yourself until you schedule an appointment with our office. When working with your appliances, you need to know the names of the parts of your appliances so you can identify what part is broken or out of place. After alleviating your discomfort, it is very important that you still call our office as soon as possible to schedule a time to repair the problem. Allowing your appliance to remain damaged for an extended period of time may result in disruptions to your treatment plan.

 

General Soreness

When you get your braces on, you may feel general soreness in your mouth, and teeth may be tender to biting pressures for three to five days. This can be relieved by rinsing your mouth with a warm saltwater mouthwash. Dissolve one teaspoonful of salt in eight ounces of warm water, and rinse your mouth vigorously. Placing Orabase on the affected area may help; this can be found in a pharmacy. If the tenderness is severe, take aspirin or whatever you normally take for headache or similar pain.

 

The lips, cheeks and tongue may also become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen and become accustomed to the surface of the braces. You can put wax on the braces to lessen this. We'll show you how!

 

Headgear

Sometimes headgear discomfort is caused by not wearing the headgear as instructed by our doctors. Please refer to the instructions provided by her. If the facebow is bent, please call our office for assistance. Surprisingly, the headgear may hurt less as it's worn more, so be sure you’re getting in the prescribed number of hours.

 

Loose Appliance

If your appliance is poking you, place wax on the offending part of your appliance.

 

Loose Bracket

If your bracket or band is still attached to the wire, you should leave it in place and put wax on it. If the wire comes out entirely, wrap the bracket with a tissue.

 

Loose Wire

Using a tweezer, try to put your wire back into place. If doing this and using wax doesn't help, as a last resort use a small fingernail clipper to clip the wire behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If your discomfort continues, place wax on it.

 

Poking Wire

Using a pencil eraser, push the poking wire down or place wax on it to alleviate the discomfort.

10 Convenient Locations

Fresno Location

6245 N. Fresno St., Suite 103

Fresno, CA 93710

Tel: 559-554-9999

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Airport Location

1705 N Fine Ave STE 102
Fresno, CA 93727

Tel: (559) 840-1082

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Fig Garden Location

1275 W Shaw Ave #101

Fresno, CA 93711

Tel: 559-840-0732

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Bakersfield Location

3807 San Dimas St Suite C

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Tel: (661)489-5537

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Bullard Orthodontic Office

726 W Barstow Ave #115

Fresno, CA 93704

Tel:  (559) 554-9334

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Downtown Location

 Children’s Dentistry

and Orthodontics

1127 S St, Fresno, CA 93721

Tel: 559-878-2685

Merced Location

Children’s Dentistry

and Orthodontics

140 Park Ave, Merced, CA 95348  Tel:  209-580-4008

Madera Location

 Children’s Dentistry

and Orthodontics

2370 W Cleveland #104

Madera, CA 93637

Tel: 559-514-8002

maderaStaff@vcdo.net

 

Visalia Location

Children’s Dentistry

and Orthodontics

1941 N. Dinuba Blvd Suite A

Visalia, CA 93291

Tel: 559-746-9002

visaliaStaff@vcdo.net

 

 

 

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