Keizer Orthodontist Emergency
All of us at McDonald Orthodontics want to welcome all of our patients coming from Keizer. At McDonald Orthodontics, we provide state-of-the-art care in a compassionate, fun-filled environment. Whether you need emergency orthodontic treatment in Keizer or coming for a routine appointment, we work one-on-one with each patient and their family to find treatment solutions that create healthy, confident, and beautiful smiles.
What are the most common Orthodontic Emergencies in Keizer?
Emergencies are scary, but thankfully, true Orthodontic emergencies are rare. Our team at McDonald Orthodontics is committed to ensuring that your orthodontic emergency treatment is as comfortable and efficient as possible.
A true orthodontic (or dental) emergency can happen at any moment, and if so, we recommend you get in contact with your preferred caregiver as soon as possible. Our team will gladly help you when you give us a call or visit our Keizer location. Orthodontic emergencies may include:
- Major trauma or injury to the teeth, face, or mouth
- Infection, swelling, bleeding of the gums, mouth, or face
- Severe unmanageable pain in the mouth
If any of these situations should arise, heading to the emergency room could be your best option depending on the injury. Once you have attended the initial emergency, call us to set up a follow-up appointment. Dr. McDonald will evaluate and adjust your orthodontic treatment plan as needed.
Which accidents are not considered emergencies?
Although all dental accidents are stressful, painful, and can also present a potential danger to your overall oral health, some minor accidents don’t require emergency attention because they are not as severe as you might think.
Unless you’re dealing with severe bleeding or trauma in the case of a toothache, a small chip, or a break in a tooth, chances are you can wait until your next appointment; just get in touch with your orthodontist as soon as you can to set an appointment soon.
In the case of a common toothache, you can rinse your mouth with warm water and use dental floss to dislodge any food particles you may have between your teeth; finally, apply a cold compress to the outside of your mouth to help with swelling. Additionally, you can turn to over-the-counter painkillers to ease your symptoms.
For small chips or breaks, rinse your mouth with warm water, and save any tooth pieces you are able to collect. You will need to bring them with you to your appointment. If you experience pain or swelling, apply ice or a cold compress against the chip or around your mouth near the broken tooth.
If you are concerned about the pain or experiencing and suffering from a dental emergency, book an appointment with Dr. McDonald at McDonald Orthodontics now.
Hours of Operation at McDonald Orthodontics
At McDonald Orthodontics our Keizer orthodontist, we are proud to create confident smiles in two locations.
164 Chemawa Rd N
Keizer, OR 97303
Phone: (503) 912-7381
Fax: (971) 239-5667
Monday: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:00am to 4:30pm
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