ORTHO EMERGENCIES

Girl smiling with braces sitting in a lunch room.We can be reached by phone nights, weekends or holidays in the event of an orthodontic emergency. In the event of an emergency, please call our office at 337-984-4747 and follow our instructions if it is after hours.

 

Many orthodontic emergencies can be solved by carefully following these instructions:

 

Loose or Poking Wires:

If a wire causes irritation, push the wire away from the area using the eraser end of a pencil or a Q-tip. If the wire cannot be tucked away, cover the end of the wire with a small piece of wax, a piece of sugar free chewing gum, or a cotton ball until you can see us for an adjustment.

 

If the main wire has come out of the tube on the back tooth, attempt to reinsert the wire with a pair of needle-nose pliers or tweezers. If the wire is poking you, place a piece of wax over the area. As a last resort, if you cannot come into our office, the wire can be cut with a small wire cutter or fingernail clipper close to the back of the last brace.

 

Loose Brackets or Bands:

If a bracket becomes loose, it usually remains connected to the main wire by a little colored rubber ring or a small steel ligature tie. Tweezers or finger pressure can be used to reposition the brace if it flips around the wire and becomes a source of irritation. Call our office and inform us of the problem. If a piece of your braces breaks, save the piece and call our office to schedule a repair visit.

 

Lost Separators:

In case of an elastic spacer or separator falls out, call our office so that we can arrange to replace it for you. If it happens a day before your appointment, there is no need to call.

 

If You Swallow Something:

Remain calm if you swallow a piece of your appliance. It will usually pass though the digestive system naturally. However, if difficulty breathing is experienced, you should call our office and seek immediate medical attention. X-rays will be taken to determine the location of the swallowed piece.

 

Broken Retainer:

If a retainer cracks or breaks, remove the retainer from your mouth and bring all the pieces to our office for professional repair.

 

Sore Teeth or Gums:

Take ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) if your teeth are sore after your appointment. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU HAVE ANY HISTORY OF ALLERGIC REACTIONS.

 

If your teeth get sore suddenly in between appointments, call our office because it is unusual to experience discomfort several weeks after your last office visit. If food becomes stuck between your teeth, use dental floss or a proxy brush to dislodge the food.

 

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Our goal is to exceed

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We strive is to provide the best possible dental care  for infants, children, teens, and kids with special healthcare needs.  We also offer orthodontics for all ages.

 

Our team will strive to make sure your child has a positive experience while maintaining the highest level of safety and care. Our pediatric dental office has the latest state-of-the-art equipment to make sure your child has access to everything they may need. We built our office with children in mind. We offer a fun, comfortable environment, which ensures an enjoyable and productive experience.

Girl smiling with braces sitting in a lunch room.

Connect with Us!

See how much fun we have and what others have to say about us at

Quest Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

Girl smiling with braces sitting in a lunch room.

Connect with Us!

See how much fun we have and what others have to say about us at Quest Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.

ORTHO EMERGENCIES

We can be reached by phone nights, weekends or holidays in the event of an orthodontic emergency. In the event of an emergency, please call our office at 337-984-4747 and follow our instructions if it is after hours.

 

Many orthodontic emergencies can be solved by carefully following these instructions:

 

Loose or Poking Wires:

If a wire causes irritation, push the wire away from the area using the eraser end of a pencil or a Q-tip. If the wire cannot be tucked away, cover the end of the wire with a small piece of wax, a piece of sugar free chewing gum, or a cotton ball until you can see us for an adjustment.

 

If the main wire has come out of the tube on the back tooth, attempt to reinsert the wire with a pair of needle-nose pliers or tweezers. If the wire is poking you, place a piece of wax over the area. As a last resort, if you cannot come into our office, the wire can be cut with a small wire cutter or fingernail clipper close to the back of the last brace.

 

Loose Brackets or Bands:

If a bracket becomes loose, it usually remains connected to the main wire by a little colored rubber ring or a small steel ligature tie. Tweezers or finger pressure can be used to reposition the brace if it flips around the wire and becomes a source of irritation. Call our office and inform us of the problem. If a piece of your braces breaks, save the piece and call our office to schedule a repair visit.

 

Lost Separators:

In case of an elastic spacer or separator falls out, call our office so that we can arrange to replace it for you. If it happens a day before your appointment, there is no need to call.

 

If You Swallow Something:

Remain calm if you swallow a piece of your appliance. It will usually pass though the digestive system naturally. However, if difficulty breathing is experienced, you should call our office and seek immediate medical attention. X-rays will be taken to determine the location of the swallowed piece.

 

Broken Retainer:

If a retainer cracks or breaks, remove the retainer from your mouth and bring all the pieces to our office for professional repair.

 

Sore Teeth or Gums:

Take ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) if your teeth are sore after your appointment. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU HAVE ANY HISTORY OF ALLERGIC REACTIONS.

 

If your teeth get sore suddenly in between appointments, call our office because it is unusual to experience discomfort several weeks after your last office visit. If food becomes stuck between your teeth, use dental floss or a proxy brush to dislodge the food.

 

Girl smiling with braces sitting in a lunch room.
Girl smiling with braces sitting in a lunch room.

Our goal is to exceed

your expectations.