Emergency Orthodontic Care

Emergency Orthodontic Care

Have you ever encountered a dental emergency? Dental emergencies can be serious and you should certainly rush to the nearest dental clinic but in the meanwhile, you can try to manage the situation by simple remedies. Few emergencies can be fixed at home or at least make you comfortable till the time you reach your dentist.

How to Tackle Some Common Dental Emergencies at Home:

1. Loose Brackets

If your bracket is loose enough to fall off or has fallen off already, put it in a clean bag and bring it to dentists during next appointment. If it’s slightly loose, you can keep an eye on it. If the bracket is loose and rubbing your mouth, you can apply dental wax.

2. General Soreness

You may feel soreness few days after getting your braces and may feel tender while chewing or biting. Try to chew soft food and be on a liquid diet as much as possible. You can also use a soothing mouth rinse. If the pain persists, go with over the counter pain killers.

3. Poking Wires

If the wire is causing irritation to your mouth, you can put it back by tweezers. If that doesn’t help, use the back of a pencil eraser and push the wire back followed by applying some dental wax so that it doesn’t hurt any further.

4. Uncomfortable Headgear

Improper adjustment is the main cause of pain due to headgear. It is important to listen carefully and follow the instructions given by dentist. Also, the headgears take some time to become comfortable so try to wear it often.

5. Loose Wires

The ends of the lose wire are quite sharp and can hurt your mouth. You should take a pair of small tweezers and try to put the lose wire in its place. Dental wax can also help in controlling the lose wire.

6. Irritation from the Appliance

Appliances either become lose or their edges can rub a particular area of your mouth and hurt it. It is recommended to apply dental wax to the area as it will help in soothing your sore mouth.

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