Most orthodontic patients face a certain level of temporary discomfort at different times. After all, the goal is to move your teeth through solid bone into a position they weren’t originally holding. As a result, a patient might feel aching or soreness after the initial installation of the braces and when they are adjusted. Although this discomfort is expected, there are other times when the unexpected happens. If your discomfort persists or you suffer a physical injury while wearing braces, what can be done?

Severe Issues with Braces

An orthodontic emergency might have obvious symptoms, or the real issue might be hidden from view. Contact your dentist if you experience:

Some of these symptoms point to infection or an adverse reaction to your orthodontic treatment. If your symptoms are extreme or they appear life-threatening, do not hesitate. Seek your nearest emergency room or call 911. If you feel the situation is tolerable, but still needs examining, please contact the Sacramento area Marconi Dental Group to discuss the symptoms or schedule an emergency appointment.

Less Severe Issues with Braces

An orthodontic injury might be less than severe, but still irritating. If so, please contact our Sacramento emergency dentists so we can determine a proper course of action. For example, here are some circumstances that allow for a temporary fix until you visit us.

As your orthodontic treatment works to bring you a better smile, the Marconi Dental Group wants to monitor the process to make sure it’s as pain-free and successful as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us to discuss the issue, or schedule a consultation with your Sacramento dentist for more detailed information.

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