Orthodontic emergencies can be a frightening experience for kids and parents alike. In these situations, it’s important to understand the potential causes, signs, and treatments available so that you can make the best decisions for your child. This video will discuss orthodontic emergencies in children, including common causes, signs to look out for, and available treatments. With this knowledge, you can ensure that your child receives the care they need in a timely manner when an emergency arises.
What is an orthodontic emergency? The most common causes of orthodontic emergencies are tooth fractures, loose teeth, severe tooth pain, and broken braces. Some other less common causes of an emergency in this field include tongue or lip lacerations, dislocated jaws/face, and jaw fractures. An orthodontic emergency can be something as small as a tiny crack on the surface of a tooth that needs to be watched closely for signs of infection but also something more serious like a broken bracket or fractured tooth.