There may be times throughout the life cycle of your braces to contact Children’s Dental Village for an emergency appointment. If any part of your braces is damaged, loose or causing discomfort please contact Children’s Dental Village as soon as possible. Below are situations that may warrant emergency care.
If you notice any loose or broken parts of your braces, call Children's Dental Village to get them fixed. If you are comfortable (use wax if necessary), we can see you during regular office hours. Otherwise, please call the office and we will see you as soon as possible.
Sometimes as teeth begin to adjust and move, a wire may begin to poke or stick. If this begins to cause discomfort, use a Q-tip or pencil eraser to gently move the wire to a comfortable position and contact Children's Dental Village for an adjustment. As long as you are comfortable, we can see you during regular office hours.
Generally soreness of teeth will subside within 24-72 hours of an adjustment. Over-the-counter pain relievers can be used during this time to lower discomfort levels. If pain continues to be significant an adjustment may be made to reduce the movement of the teeth.
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Beginning Thursday, March 19th and continuing until further notice, Children’s Dental Village will be incorporating restrictions on non-essential and non-emergent patient care. If your child is currently scheduled for a routine cleaning, a member of our team will reach out to you to reschedule.
We do not take this decision lightly and want to reassure our families thatwe will be available for all dental emergencies as always. If your child is experiencing a dental emergency please call the office and follow the prompts to be connected with the doctor on call.
We regret that we must restrict our patient care, but are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing so, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our care providers, and the whole community. We hope you understand, and we thank you for your cooperation.