Emergency Orthodontics Treatment Centennial, CO

If You Are Suffering From a Medical Emergency, Call 911 Immediately

Orthodontic Problems

Contact our orthodontics office as soon as possible if you break or loosen any of your appliances. Please do not come directly to the office – by calling us, you will allow us to create a time to see you. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call us immediately to notify us if you need an appliance repaired.

Loose Brackets or Bands

Call our office immediately for advice if a bracket or wire is loosened. The bracket may need to be re-fitted as soon as possible. You may have a situation that requires cutting a wire or sliding a bracket off a wire at night or over the weekend. If you need to cut a wire in case of a Centennial emergency, you may use fingernail clippers that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. Please call our office the next business day, so that we may schedule an appointment for you.

Wire Irritations

Sometimes discomfort caused by a wire on your braces can be resolved by moving the wire away from the irritated area with a cotton swab or eraser. If the wire will not move, try covering the end of it with a small piece of cotton or a small amount of wax. If the wire is painful, you can cut it with nail clippers or scissors that have been washed and sterilized in alcohol. If you cannot resolve the wire irritation, call our Centennial orthodontics office for an appointment.

Lost Separators

Most patients lose a separator during their treatment. Do not worry about losing a separator, but call our office to see if it needs to be replaced.

Discomfort with Orthodontic Treatment

During the first week after your Centennial braces are in place and routine adjustments are complete, you will likely feel some pain, soreness, or discomfort. You may take acetaminophen or other non-aspirin pain relievers while you adjust to your new braces. A warm washcloth or heating pad may reduce the soreness in your jaws.


Emergency dental care refers to all the treatment provided during the first 24 hours following an accident that causes considerable bleeding, constant and severe pain, or threatens to know out a tooth. Emergency dental care differs from orthodontic emergencies in that it may require an ER setting and could be life-threatening.

Any situation that is characterized by considerable bleeding from the gums, persistent pain, swelling around the jaw, or fracturing a tooth may be considered a dental emergency and require immediate attention.

Regardless of your age, you may experience a dental emergency if you suffer direct trauma to your teeth or jaw, face the result of a dental infection that is endangering your dental health, or need attention to drain an abscess that’s developing around your jaw or face.

Emergency dentistry focuses on delivering immediate care and relief for a situation where the patient is at risk of losing one or several teeth. Furthermore, such emergency care also focuses on the required attention to cure a dental infection.

The first and foremost recommendation we can give is to focus on developing good dental hygiene habits to avoid the onset of decay and infections that put your teeth at risk. Likewise, patients who like to play sports should consider getting a mouthguard that can protect their teeth against direct hits.