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Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth

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Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth Hoppers Crossing

Soft tissues (tongue, cheeks, gums and lips) can be injured when you accidentally bite down on them, are in an accident, or if you eat something that’s too hot or hard.
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Soft tissue injuries symptoms include:

  • bleeding
  • lacerations
  • tissue flaps,
  • puncture wounds
  • cuts on the lips’ vermilion edge


These injuries can be caused by:

  • 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:

  1. Rinse the mouth thoroughly with a lukewarm saltwater solution or antiseptic mouthwash.
  2. If the bleeding persists, put a moist piece of gauze against the injured area for a short while, preferably 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Hold ice over the injured area for about 5 or 10 minutes to alleviate pain, stop the bleeding, and reduce swelling.
  4. If bleeding doesn’t stop within a few minutes, this might be a serious injury. See your Hoppers Crossing dentist immediately.
  5. 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.

Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth in Hoppers Crossing

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.

Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth in Hoppers Crossing

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?

The soft tissues in the mouth (tongue, cheeks, gums and lips) are delicate and sensitive, and when they get injured, it can be very painful. Soft tissues can be injured when you unconsciously bite down on them, if you fall, are in an accident, or if you eat something that is too hot or too hard.

What causes inflammation inside the mouth?

Inflammation is most commonly caused by gum disease and occurs when your body tries to remove the oral bacteria that is causing an infection in the gums. Over time, this can lead to serious damage to the gums, bone, and structures that support the teeth.

How do you heal the inside of your mouth?

If the injury is inside your mouth:

  1. 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.
  2. Eat soft foods that are easy to chew and swallow.
  3. Avoid salty or spicy foods, citrus fruits or juices, and tomatoes.
  4. 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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Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

Address: 1/483 Sayers Rd, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029, Australia

Phone: (03) 9749 1178

Email: admin@sayersdental.com.au


Monday: Closed

Tue - Wed - Thu: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Friday: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Sunday: Closed


There is ample free car parking onsite


Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants is located in Hoppers Crossing, only a few min away from Thomas Carr College.

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