At Alamo City Orthodontics, we make your health and safety our priority. Whether you’re visiting our office for the first time or have been our patient for years, you can be confident that our friendly team will provide exceptional comprehensive orthodontic care.
Orthodontic Emergency Defined
There are only a few true orthodontic (or dental) emergencies. They include:
- Trauma or injury to the teeth, face, or mouth
- Infection or swelling of the gums, mouth, or face
- Severe, unmanageable discomfort or pain in these areas
The Treatment Process
In any of these situations, you should seek help as soon as possible by contacting the Alamo City Orthodontics team to meet with an emergency orthodontist near San Antonio, TX. If you cannot make it to our office, you can also go to an emergency room for immediate assistance. However, you will still need to come to an emergency orthodontist appointment as soon as possible.
Thankfully, orthodontic emergencies are rare. Most are minor and can be handled with a phone call or in the safety of your own home. Being prepared with the knowledge you need to respond appropriately helps ensure you stay on track toward your new smile without delay. Emergencies can range from minor to severe, but contacting our office is the first step you should take to solve the problem.
The most common problems that patients experience during orthodontic treatment are minor but can still result in discomfort or irritation and need to be seen by Dr. Gonzalez. The first and most important step with any issue you encounter is staying calm and calling our office. There are quick, temporary solutions that you can do at home to provide some relief. To learn more about what to do for various minor orthodontic problems, check out the information below.
24/7, Same Day Emergency Orthodontist Assistance
In an emergency, Dr. Gonzalez is on call for you 24 hours a day. Call our office at 210-344-9295, and you will receive instructions on contacting Dr. Gonzalez if you call outside of office operating hours. All emergencies are seen on the same day to keep your orthodontic treatment as efficient as possible.
When you contact us, our staff or Dr. Gonzalez will also provide information on what you can do until your appointment to minimize discomfort or avoid damage to your braces or teeth. You can also find this information below so you can be more prepared in the case of an emergency.
Schedule an Emergency Orthodontist Appointment in San Antonio, TX
If you have more questions about any of these orthodontic emergencies or have a situation you’re unsure how to handle; we’re here to help! Feel free to contact us or contact our office immediately by calling 210-344-9295.
We will provide you with efficient emergency care and guidance to ensure that your orthodontic treatment is not interrupted, preventing the need to extend the length of your treatment. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you always have access to professional care when you need it most.