Orthodontic emergencies

Gentle care, in your time of need

While actual orthodontic emergencies are rare, our goal is to make your orthodontic treatment as comfortable as possible.


If you experience a severe injury to your mouth, please seek treatment at the local emergency room. The emergency room physicians will stabilize your injury so that your general dentist can determine the best treatment option for you. Your dentist will treat the immediate problem and arrange for the tooth’s restoration.  Damage to your mouth and teeth are dental emergencies, not orthodontic emergencies. Please contact your general dentist first if you experience one of the following issues. If he is unavailable, please go to the nearest emergency room to seek treatment.

  • Trauma or injury to the teeth, face or mouth
  • Infection or swelling of the gums, face or mouth
  • Severe, unmanageable discomfort or pain in the above-mentioned areas

After your dentist treats you, we can adjust your orthodontic treatment plan as needed. If you need additional advice, do not hesitate to call us! We can often advise you on what to do over the telephone.