Emergencies and accidents don’t always require a trip to the ER. There are several reasons why a person may need to see an orthodontist for some type of emergency.
The first reason is when a person has a lot of sensitivity to hot and cold foods. But a person also needs to be aware that if they have recently had some work done on their teeth, then the sensitivity could be a side effect of that work. It all depends on the situation.
The second reason is when a person is having a lot of pain or sores on their tongue. This could have been caused because a person bit their tongue, or it may have come into contact with food that was too hot. But it could be a more serious issue of tongue cancer. Therefore, if the tongue is hurting you for more than a few days, then you are going to need to see a professional.
Another reason is when a person has gums that are bleeding a lot. Most of the time, this is going to be a sign of periodontal disease. Our orthodontist will be able to tell you ways that you can stop your gums from bleeding, as well as help to make sure that you are not going to have problems in the future.
Yet another reason is when the person notices that they have lumps or unusual swelling in their mouth. This is because it could be a sign of oral cancer, which can be very serious. When the emergency may be cancer-related, it’s especially important to visit our orthodontist sooner rather than later.
Another emergency is when a person has teeth that are loose. Most of the time, this is going to happen when a person has a problem below their gum line that cannot be easily seen.
Getting the Help You Need
Whether you are dealing with mouth sores, loose brackets, or irritated lips, our orthodontist at Unique Orthodontics can assist you with your emergency. We have locations in Clovis, Fresno, and Madera, with another office in Tulare coming soon! Contact us today to book an appointment and make sure your smile is on the right track!