Emergency Instructions

For minor emergencies, please click here for information or first refer to the emergency/hygiene card given at the beginning of your treatment.

Broken Brackets Emergency

An orthodontic emergency is any situation that involves one of the following:

  • Severe pain that cannot be relieved with over-the-counter pain medications.
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Any loss of function where the patient cannot wait to be seen during regular office hours.

If any of the above situation is true, please follow these instructions:

  • Urgent messages should be left BOTH on the office voicemail (412.366.0776) and then the emergency number left on the voicemail.
  • When leaving a number on the emergency number, please leave a time when it is acceptable to receive a return phone call.

In the event that Dr. Komoroski is out of town or away at a meeting, there is a qualified proxy to see emergencies, please contact the office.

Please note, a loose brace is not an emergency. Please call the office at 412.366.0776 for an appointment to secure.