Orthodontic Emergencies

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Navigating Orthodontic Emergencies with Ease

At Cruz Orthodontics, we understand that orthodontic emergencies, though rare, can occur, causing discomfort or concern. These might include issues like pain, swelling, bleeding, or broken appliances. Our dedicated team is always ready to provide the necessary care and guidance to ensure your comfort and safety during such situations.

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Handling Emergencies

If you experience an orthodontic emergency, we encourage you to contact our office immediately. Our staff is trained to handle these situations and will offer prompt assistance. For emergencies outside office hours, we provide an after-hours urgent care contact number on our answering system. We prioritize our patients' well-being and strive to address any issues as swiftly as possible.

Emergency Guidelines

While true orthodontic emergencies are uncommon, minor issues can still arise. To help you manage such situations at home, we offer a list of common problems, their potential remedies, and instructional videos. These resources are designed to provide temporary relief and guidance until you can visit our office for professional care.

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Orthodontic Emergency FAQs: Quick Help and Guidance

Your teeth may be tender for a couple of days after the placement of braces or following an adjustment. The initial soreness is temporary. Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as Advil, are helpful in relieving this initial soreness.