Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth
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Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth Leederville
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:
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 your Leederville dentist within six hours of the injury for evaluation and treatment.
Treatment at Dentists on Vincent
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.
Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth in Leederville
We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.
I have an injury in my mouth, how soon should I see a dentist?
What can I do to prepare for dental emergencies?
- Your Leederville dentist’s phone numbers (home and office)
- Small container with lid
- Ibuprofen (Not aspirin. Aspirin may cause excessive bleeding in a dental emergency)
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