Emergencies & FAQs
Orthodontic situations that require immediate care are rare and generally aid can be applied at home to help the situation.
Situations that may require attention such as breakages causing excessive discomfort, or if the patient has received a blow or trauma to their mouth such as a sports injury. If a mouth guard has not been worn lacerations to the inside of the mouth can result. Parts of the braces may become loose or in the most serious of cases damage can occur to teeth and their nerves. In this situation contact your General Dentist / Emergency General Dentist or Princess Margaret Hospital for emergency care to assess the health of the teeth involved.
Please contact our practice after seeking immediate aid and we will schedule a suitable time to carry out any repair work on the braces. Please see our trouble shooting page for advice on techniques to improve the patient’s comfort.
For all other orthodontic problems, please view our troubleshooting information sheet.