Cary Pediatric Dentistry
Robert D. Elliott, D.M.D., M.S.
Julie R. Molina, D.D.S., M.S.

540 New Waverly Place, Suite 300
Cary, NC 27518
(919) 852-1322

Regular office hours:
M-Th: 8:20am-5pm,
Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm
Fridays: 8:20am-3pm

Summer office hours starting
July 10, 2017 – August 25, 2017
M-F: 8:20am-3pm 

Ortho Emergencies

 

You may be able to solve many braces problems temporarily by yourself until Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina can schedule you a repair appointment if needed. These problems are not likely to cause a delay in your treatment.

Loose bracket or band
 

If your band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it in place. If uncomfortable, place wax on it. If it comes out completely, wrap band or bracket in kleenex and place in a small box or plastic bag.

 

Loose wire
 

Try to place wire back in place with tweezers. If that is not possible, clip the wire with fingernail clippers behind the last tooth to which it is securely fastened. If any discomfort, place wax on it.

 

Poking wire
 

Try to push the sticking wire down with a spoon or eraser. If not possible, place wax on it.

 

Lost rubberband or elastic tie
 

Tell Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina at your next visit.

 

 

Soreness
 

Use warm saltwater rinses and/or Tylenol or Ibuprofen. If this does not improve within 24 hours, call Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina.

 

Headgear does not fit
 

Sometimes this is caused by not wearing the headgear as prescribed! If facebow is bent, call Dr. Elliott or Dr. Molina immediately.

 

Loose appliance
  If appliance is sticking or poking, place wax on it.

 

If you feel you are unable to handle a problem on your own, please call Cary Pediatric Dentistry as soon as possible at (919) 852-1322.

Our mission is to provide specialized and comprehensive care for infants, children, and adolescents in a friendly, safe, and state-of-the-art environment with a focus on prevention and education for the families. Dr. Elliott, Dr. Molina, and our TEAM are here to positively change this generation’s view of going to the dentist, one child at a time.