Serious orthodontic emergencies are rare, and truly only occur if they have the possibility of damaging your teeth, jaws, or mouth. The main major orthodontic emergencies include:
- An injury or other trauma to the mouth, teeth, or the face
- Swollen or infected gums or any other infection or serious swelling in the face
- Severe, unmanageable pain in the mouth or face
If you experience any of these problems, don’t wait: call us immediately at 636.825.1000. We’ll talk with you to better understand the situation and schedule an emergency appointment. If you can’t reach us or you feel that you’re in immediate danger, skip the call and head straight to the emergency room. Then, call us to tell us what happened when you feel safe.