ORTHODONTIC EMERGENCY

True orthodontic emergencies rarely happen but nothing in life is completely foolproof. Many problems that occur with braces can either be resolved at home or can wait until your regularly scheduled visit. However, some problems require immediate attention from our office.

Dr. Joosse and the JFO team will review common problems and what to do if you encounter them. You’ll also receive general guidelines, like the importance of keeping your teeth clean and certain foods that you’ll need to avoid.

WHEN TO SEEK EMERGENCY CARE

  • Traumatic accidents or sports injuries to the face, mouth, teeth or gums.

  • Pain, redness or swelling in the gums, mouth or face as result of an infection

  • Severe, acute dental pain in any form

DO YOU HAVE AN ORTHODONTIC EMERGENCY?

We can help! Joosse Family Orthodontics has an after hours phone line just for you and any orthodontic emergencies that may arise during your treatment. 

While orthodontic emergencies are rare, if you need additional advice, do not hesitate to call us at our after hours number!  We can often advise you what to do over the telephone.

AFTER HOURS CALLING

Call: 757-229-4181
(please call and follow prompts for our on-call system)

Monday-Thursday: 5pm – 9pm
Friday-Sunday 9am – 9pm