Soft Tissues Injuries In The Mouth
Your mouth is home to a range of soft tissues. These soft tissues are the gums, cheeks, lips, and tongue. True to their name, the soft tissues in the mouth are delicate and sensitive. Hence they can easily be injured, even in relatively minor accidents.
When injured, they can bleed easily and a lot. It is because of this that many people panic – the blood often makes the injury look worse than it really is.
If you or your loved ones have soft tissues injuries in the mouth, you can rely on your A Supa Smile family dentist in Croydon. Same day emergency appointment is guaranteed to relieve you of pain as soon as possible.
Common Injuries And Causes
Injuries of the soft tissues in the mouth include:
- Tissue flaps
They can be injured due to a number of reasons, including:
- Biting down on them
- Hard/sharp food
- Work/sports related accidents
- Vehicular accidents
- Knocked out tooth
What To Do
If you have injuries to your soft tissues, here’s what you can do:
- Use an antiseptic mouthwash or a salt-water solution to rinse your mouth. For the salt-water, dissolve half a teaspoon of salt to eight ounces of lukewarm water.
- Press the injured area using a clean piece of cloth or anything that is clean and absorbent such as a tampon or gauze.
- Hold ice over injured area for 10-15 minutes to reduce swelling, control blood flow, and relieve pain.
- Visit your dentist immediately.
Although they bleed easily and a lot, injured soft tissues should stop bleeding after a few minutes. If the bleeding continues, this could mean a serious injury has happened to them.
Treatment At A Supa Smile
Your dentist will check the extent of the damage. If it is a serious injury, your dentist might have to stitch the wound to stop the bleeding. In most cases, this isn’t necessary, and your dentist will clean your mouth thoroughly to make sure that there is no foreign matter that can cause an infection.
A Supa Smile, Your Family Dentists In Croydon
If you are experiencing a dental emergency call us as soon as possible for an emergency appointment. We will quickly attend to your needs to provide you the relief you need for any dental emergency.
Guaranteed same day emergency appointment. When it comes to a dental emergency, A Supa Smile in Croydon is your best choice.