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Orthodontic Emergencies in Loma Linda, CA


When braces are first put on, it is normal to experience minor discomfort as your mouth becomes acclimated to the new appliance and your teeth start shifting to new positions. However, occasionally orthodontic emergencies do occur.

There are very few incidences that would qualify as an orthodontic emergency. If you’re experiencing pain, it might be something you can address on your own at least temporarily. A major emergency would involve trauma, injury, or severe pain to your mouth, teeth, or face. An infection, heavy bleeding, and swelling in the gums or face would also qualify for immediate attention. If you experience any of these symptoms or even think you’ve experienced an emergency, contact our office immediately. A friendly staff member will address your questions. If it is determined that you need to come in right away, we will schedule an appointment so an orthodontist can evaluate the situation.

One common orthodontic issue that can arise is broken or loose wires, bands, or brackets. This is usually caused by eating sticky foods or playing with the various pieces that seem foreign in your mouth. Usually coating the area with orthodontic wax will prevent further irritation until you can be seen by the dentist.

Another incident that frequently occurs with braces is when the wires begin to poke your gums or the inside of your cheek. This is a normal occurrence because your teeth are shifting. Again, coating it with wax will protect the sensitive areas of your mouth. Be sure to contact us to schedule an adjustment.

If you are experiencing an orthodontic emergency in Loma Linda, contact our office immediately for an appointment with your orthodontist.

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