In an effort to save you time, office visits, and discomfort, we have put together useful information in the event of an orthodontic emergency along with some tips on what you can do to relieve them at home. The great news is that almost all pain issues can be temporarily resolved using wax. If you have run out of wax, it can be purchased at any drugstore.
TOOTH DISCOMFORT AND SORENESS
Many patients feel discomfort during the first week or two after the braces are placed. To cope with soreness, take the non-aspirin pain reliever that you prefer for a headache, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. It is also normal for teeth to become slightly loosened during orthodontic treatment — that shows they're moving!
If you are unable to resolve an issue at home, please call our office at 817-294-9200 for assistance.