Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth
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Soft tissue injuries symptoms include:
- tissue flaps,
- puncture wounds
- cuts on the lips’ vermilion edge
- biting down hard on food
- knocked out tooth
- sports activities
- work trauma
- vehicular accidents
- sharp/hard/hot/cold food
What to do
If you or your child has injuries in the soft tissues of the mouth, follow these first aid steps:
- Rinse the mouth thoroughly with a lukewarm saltwater solution or antiseptic mouthwash.
- If the bleeding persists, put a moist piece of gauze against the injured area for a short while, preferably 10 to 15 minutes.
- Hold ice over the injured area for about 5 or 10 minutes to alleviate pain, stop the bleeding, and reduce swelling.
- If bleeding doesn’t stop within a few minutes, this might be a serious injury. See your Hoppers Crossing dentist immediately.
- Maintain pressure on the affected area until you can be treated.
When you visit your Hoppers Crossing dentist, the affected area will be cleaned thoroughly. When the teeth are not damaged, the injury is usually in the gum or other soft tissues.
In such a case, your dentist administers stitches to close the wound and control bleeding. However, in most cases, stitches are not necessary. All your dentist needs to do is wash the area thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris.
Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment at Sayers Dental Aesthetic & Implants
If you’re concerned about a dental emergency, call us immediately, and we will get you in to see the dentist as soon as possible.
Hoppers Crossing dentist also serves the local communities in Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing, Wyndham Vale, Laverton, Laverton North, Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Point Cook, Seabrook, Sanctuary Lakes, and Alamanda.
For dental emergency care in Hoppers Crossing, call us on (03) 9749 1178 or visit us at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the soft tissues in the mouth?
What causes inflammation inside the mouth?
How do you heal the inside of your mouth?
- Rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater after eating. Saltwater rinses may help to heal. To make a saltwater solution, dissolve one teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of lukewarm water.
- Eat soft foods that are easy to chew and swallow.
- Avoid salty or spicy foods, citrus fruits or juices, and tomatoes.
- Apply a topical medicine, such as Orabase, to reduce mouth pain. If your child is under two years, ask your doctor if your child can use this medicine.
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