If you are experiencing a situation that needs immediate medical attention, head to the nearest emergency room or urgent care for help.
For orthodontic-related emergencies, we are here to assist you. In most cases, you can address these problems at home until you are able to see us. For example, an irritating piece of your appliance can be covered in dental wax or a loose wire can be pushed back into place. Still, even if you come up with a temporary solution, you need to contact us so we can check that nothing is harming your treatment progress.
Please call ahead to let us know something is loose so that we can be prepared for you and minimize your time spent at your next visit.
If it is on the weekend or after hours, hang tight! Dr Wesley leaves his cell phone on the answering machine and can be contacted at any time he is not in the office. Leave a message and he or a team member will call you back as soon as they can.
Keep in mind that there may be some discomfort for a few weeks after getting your braces on and for several days after an adjustment. In these situations, rinsing with salt water or taking an over-the-counter pain reliever may alleviate the pain.
In the event of a more severe issue (such as an appliance breaks or is preventing the mouth from opening/closing), call our office to schedule an appointment and have the problem taken care of right away. Remember Dr. Wesley is always available and will call you back as soon as possible.