Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth

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Your gums and lips are part of your mouth’s soft tissues, which include a large number of blood vessels. The blood vessels are why, when an injury happens in these specific areas, they bleed easily.

Common Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth

  • Accidentally biting down on your lip
  • Falling on your face/mouth area
  • Chewing on very hard objects
  • Contact during sports and other activities
  • Drinking too hot drinks
  • Vehicular accidents

Common injuries to the soft tissues in the mouth are:

  • Punctures
  • Lacerations
  • Cuts
  • Bruises

Soft Tissue Injuries: What to do?

Soft tissues injuries the mouth—the lips, tongue, gums, and cheek lining—may take place with or without damage to the teeth. To give first aid, ask the patient to rinse their mouth with dilute saltwater. If foreign material is present, try to remove it by hand, or by swishing vigorously with diluted saltwater; rinse again if needed.

The mouth may seem quite bloody after the injury, but that appearance often results from blood mixing with saliva. If there is an open wound, bleeding can usually be stopped by applying pressure on the site with damp gauze or a wet tea bag. If bleeding can’t be stopped within 10 or 15 minutes, or if there is severe pain or disorientation, go to an emergency room at once.

Otherwise, schedule an appointment to see a dentist within six hours of the injury for evaluation and treatment.

Treatment at Dentists on Vincent

An examination may involve both visual evaluation and X-rays. In addition to dental restorations, if needed, initial treatment of gum injuries may include stitches or other procedures. An antibiotic medication or tetanus shot may also be recommended if needed.

Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth Treatment in Leederville

At Dentists on Vincent, we are here to help you, any time, any day. When your dental health is at risk, we will do everything we can to make sure that you’re treated immediately.

While dental emergencies are rare, they can still happen, and it’s important to know how to take care of your teeth no matter what happens.

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

Call us on (08) 9242 4400 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.

Frequently Asked
Questions

I have an injury in my mouth, how soon should I see a dentist?
Immediately. Getting to your dentist within 30 minutes can make the difference between saving or losing a tooth or saving your soft tissues.
What can I do to prepare for dental emergencies?
Pack an emergency dental-care kit, including:

  • Your Leederville dentist’s phone numbers (home and office)
  • Handkerchief
  • Gauze
  • Small container with lid
  • Ibuprofen (Not aspirin. Aspirin may cause excessive bleeding in a dental emergency)
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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Opening Hours

Mon: Closed

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Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafe's and eateries within walking distance

LOCATION

Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

Leederville dentist also serving local communities in West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia and Jolimont.