Be Ready For Anything

When something goes wrong with your orthodontics, don’t panic. The best thing to do is remain calm and try to come in to see Dr. Kendra Manning as soon as possible.

Dr. Manning is always happy to help with orthodontic emergencies and is available for walk-in emergency appointments at our The Woodlands or Montgomery office.

Examples of Orthodontic Emergencies

You probably won’t experience a true orthodontic emergency during your time with Dr. Kendra Manning because they’re pretty rare.

But since emergencies can occur from time to time, our The Woodlands and Montgomery patients should know what to do.

Here are a few different problems that may qualify as a dental emergency, ranging in levels of seriousness:

  • Serious pain or discomfort that can’t be managed with over-the-counter painkillers
  • Injury to the mouth that damages the orthodontics or the teeth
  • Damage to the appliance, such as a loose bracket
  • A protruding archwire that irritates your mouth
  • Infection anywhere in the mouth
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What to Do

Some orthodontic emergencies don’t require immediate treatment. For example, a loose bracket or protruding wire can usually wait until your next appointment.

You can also put dental wax over any areas that rub or cause discomfort until Dr. Manning can fix them.

Damage to your mouth or braces, on the other hand, requires emergency orthodontic care. If any part of your braces falls out, call us during our open hours and we'll schedule an appointment to fix the issue.

Otherwise, try to come in as soon as you can so that any damage to your mouth or appliance can be repaired.

Dr. Manning always wants your treatment to be as comfortable as possible. If you ever have any discomfort—or you have an orthodontic emergency and aren’t sure whether you should come in right away—please call our office at 281-367-0050 for appointments in Montgomery and The Woodlands.