Emergency Orthodontics in Florida
Call Busciglio Smiles for Emergency Orthodontics Services in Brandon, Florida.
Fortunately, our patients do not have many orthodontics emergencies, but if you live in or around Brandon, Florida, you can contact us at Busciglio Smiles for any emergency orthodontic concerns that you have and we can help you determine what the appropriate next step is.
Important: Do You Need Immediate Medical Attention?
First, it is very important to determine whether your orthodontic emergency is serious enough to require immediate medical attention. If you have the following and can’t reach our office right away, you should call 911 and/or go straight to an emergency room:
- Knocked out tooth
- Injury or trauma to the face or jaw
- Severe bleeding and/or intense pain
- Dental appliance stuck in throat
If you aren’t sure if something might be a serious emergency, but think it could be, call 911 right away.
Common Orthodontic Emergencies
In addition to serious orthodontic emergencies such as an injury or knocked out tooth, you may be dealing with pain, gum infection, or loose or broken braces. Always contact us if you are having any problems with your braces or other orthodontic treatment.
Using some simple tools in your home such as tweezers (make sure you clean and disinfect them first), you can mitigate many issues at home. Here are some common orthodontic emergencies and issues and some suggestions on how to handle them:
Reducing or Preventing Orthodontic Emergencies
The best way to reduce or prevent orthodontic emergencies is to follow our instructions on taking care of your oral health, including properly maintaining your braces if you have them. You should be seeing us for your regularly scheduled appointments to adjust and monitor you or your child’s progress if braces have been installed.
We highly recommend Invisalign clear aligners if you have any concerns about maintaining traditional metal braces. Invisalign clear aligners have less issues and emergencies because they don’t have a lot of metal parts, wires, or rubber bands. Avoid chewing hard objects like candy, ice, or pens, and don’t eat very sticky, chewy foods that could interfere with your braces for best results.
Contact Us Immediately If You Have an Orthodontic Emergency
If you have an orthodontic emergency, contact us right away at (813) 680-5040. We can help you with a variety of remedies for common orthodontic emergencies. For a serious medical emergency, please call 911.
What Our Patients Are Saying
“Very nice. Dr Busciglio was very personable and professional with an excellent bedside manner. The Brandon location was very clean and well-equipped with super nice staffing. They were able to accommodate us coming from out of town. Thank you so much! Highly recommended!”