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More often than not, young children who aren't accustomed to seeing dentists at their young ages aren't very easily persuaded to go to the dentist to have their teeth checked for possible cavities or other problems. This can be a great time to bring them to an IV sedation dentist who has underwent training specific to the proper care of pediatric patients.
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Loose Braces Bracket
It's possible for a bracket to come loose even if it was glued on. If you are able to remove the bracket without pain, do so, and place it inside an envelope. Call our pediatric dental office in Lilburn, GA at 770-925-3300 to make an appointment to get the bracket glued back into place as soon as possible. Do not remove the bracket and forget about it until your next routine orthodontic appointment in Lilburn, GA. Doing so can cause issues and delays with your specific orthodontic treatment plan.
Our children's dentist in Lilburn, GA knows how irritating it can be to have a poking braces wire in the back of your mouth. It rubs against your cheek and makes the area very sore and tender. There are a few things you can do at home to eliminate this problem. First of all, you could try to put a ball of wax onto the end of the wire every few hours so it won't rub against your cheek. You could also attempt to cut the portion of the wire that's sticking out. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, don't try it.
Take a nail clipper or cuticle cutter and cut away at the portion of the wire that's sticking out. Try to locate the piece of wire in your child's mouth so they don't swallow it. You could also use a pencil eraser or other smooth object to push the end of the wire down so it isn't sticking outward anymore and into your child's cheek.
Wire Out of Back Brace
Be sure that your child avoids sticky or tough foods that might bend the brace wire out of place or pull it out. To fix this braces wire problem at home, you could use tweezers or needle-nose pliers to put the wire back into the hole in the back braced tooth. You could also attempt to clip the wire if this is something you are comfortable with doing. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact our children's orthodontist in Lilburn, GA or call us at 770.925.3300.
Poking Elastic (Rubber Band) Hook
It may be possible that your child has some brackets in his or her mouth that have small hooks on them for elastic wear. Sometimes these hooks can become extremely irritating on the cheeks and lips. To remedy this orthodontic problem at home, you can push the hook back in or place a ball of wax in the area to help it move around better against your child's lips and cheeks.
As soon as your child gets braces at our orthodontic and dental office in Lilburn, GA, they may experience soreness in their mouth. This is completely normal. The pain should subside after 24-72 hours. To help ease your child's mouth pain, you can do the following:
- Rinse your child's mouth with warm water.
- Have your child take Tylenol or Advil as directed on the bottle.
- Have your child eat a soft diet.
- Be sure your child is chewing on the sore area so the pain in that area will subside faster.
If after a few days, your child is still feeling very sore in their mouth, contact our orthodontic office in Lilburn, GA.