WHAT YOU SHOULD DO DURING AN ORTHODONTIC EMERGENCY
Most orthodontic problems are not medical emergencies and can be taken care of with one of these simple and quick remedies. Please call our office the next business morning so a follow-up care visit can be scheduled at your convenience. If you are experiencing a true medical emergency such as trauma, obstructed airway, allergic reaction or infection, call 911 or visit the nearest hospital Emergency Room immediately.
For after-hours problems, please refer to the troubleshooting guide below.
When in doubt, call our office, or fill in the provided eform to book an appointment at your earliest convenience.
Long Poking Wire
Loose Elastic Tightener
Take an over-the-counter pain reliever (Tylenol®, Ibuprofen) per the container’s instruction. Carefully chew Trident gum.
Open Sore / Ulcer
Warm water rinse. Call office the next day for treatment.
Broken Appliance (retainer, headgear, Bionator)
Call office for repair or replacement.
Loose Appliance (retainer, headgear, Bionator)
Call office for tightening.
Lost Appliance (retainer, headgear, Bionator)
Call office for replacement.
Dr Keith S King BSc DMD MSc FRCD(C)
Dr Kevin L Knowlton BSc DDS MSc FRCD(C)
2-1036 7 ST SW
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8V7
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM- 2 PM