Emergency Care

  • Braces and Retainers: If a wire is causing irritation, cover the end with a small cotton ball, or bracewax until you can get to the orthodontist. If a wire gets stuck in the cheek, tongue, or gum tissue, do not attempt to remove it.
  • Appliances/Expanders/Space Maintainers: If an appliance becomes loose or a piece of it breaks off, contact us.
  • Objects Caught Between the Teeth: Try to gently remove the object with dental floss and avoid cutting the gums. Do not use a sharp instrument. If you’re not successful in removing the object, contact our office.