Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth
By soft tissues in your mouth, we mainly refer to your gums and lips. These tissues are extremely delicate and sensitive. Upon injury, there is heavy bleeding followed by infection if not treated immediately.
You can get cuts, bruises, burns, or punctures in these areas. It may happen by eating something too hard or having something too hot. Car accidents or injuries occurring in the middle of sports activities can lead to severe injuries.
In either case, you need to control your bleeding while you rush to the nearest clinic.
First Aid Procedure for Soft Tissue Injury in the Mouth
While you have someone contact the clinic for an emergency appointment, you need to follow the following procedures to control bleeding:
- Add ½ teaspoon salt to a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth thoroughly.
- Press a gauze against the bleeding area to control it.
- Use some ice and compress the surrounding area to avoid swelling and infection.
While saltwater rinsing disinfects the injured area and cleanses the blood from your mouth, gauze and ice pack help to control bleeding. Even while you’re commuting to the clinic, you need to have a gauze in your mouth and some ice compressing the surrounding area.
You cannot afford to lose a minute’s time when your gums or lips start bleeding or get burns. Action needs to be taken at the point of accident and continue while you’re on your way to the clinic.
Emergency Procedure Performed by Our Dentists in Kallangur
At Kallangur Dental Surgery, we have up-to-date technology that enables us to provide a pain-free and quick treatment to your injuries.
Your dentist might provide some local anesthesia to temporarily relieve you of pain. The injured area is first cleansed of debris and infection. If the wound is deep, you might need a stitch or two to seal the area and enable faster healing.
Due to the anesthesia provided to you, the treatment procedure will not hurt you at all. Your dentist might prescribe you with some remedies or medicines to enable faster healing and relieve you of pain.
Regular follow-ups with us will be important to ensure that you have recovered completely.
Same Day Emergency Appointment Guaranteed by Kallangur Dental Surgery
Even if you’ve hit yourself and had a minor bleeding, we recommend you to visit us right away. Leaving an injury in the mouth untreated can cause spreading of infection or deepening of the injury.
Thus, you can call us on 3886 0933 or fill up an appointment request form online in order to get to a dentist immediately. Rush to 1423 Anzac Ave at Kallangur as soon as you face an injury in your mouth.
We, at Kallangur Dental Surgery, have a policy of attending to patients in critical conditions on priority and provide them with a dentist right away.