Soft Tissues Injuries In The Mouth
The tongue, cheeks, gum, and lips are the soft tissues in the mouth. Each area is sensitive and contains a large number of blood vessels; hence whenever they are injured they bleed easily and profusely.
The injuries of the soft tissues are usually cuts, punctures, lacerations, and bruises caused by even the simplest injury to the face. And since they bleed easily, a soft tissue injury usually causes panic.
At True Dental Care Preston, we want to ease your mind and repair any damage as soon as possible. We understand the fright caused by a soft tissue injury and we are here to help.
If you or your loved ones have a dental emergency, True Dental Care Preston is your emergency dentist in Preston.
A same day emergency appointment is available!
First Aid Steps: Controlling the Bleeding
In case of a soft tissue injury, here’s what you can do:
- Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash. Alternatives are saltwater (1/2 teaspoon of salt= 8 ounces of lukewarm water) and peppermint tea.
- Hold a moistened gauze or a tea bag over the injured area for 15-20 minutes.
- Ice helps relieve pain and slow the bleeding. Hold a cube over the injured area for 10 minutes.
- If there is swelling, use a cold compress on the outside cheek.
- See your dentist right away while maintaining pressure on the injured area.
A soft tissue injury bleeds quickly and profusely but stops after a few minutes. If bleeding continues after administering the first aid steps, see your dentist right away.
Soft Tissue Injury Treatment at True Dental Care Preston
Treatment depends on the gravity of the situation. In most cases your dentist will only have to look at the damaged area and check for anything that might cause an infection. Some rare cases call for stitching to close the wound and stop the bleeding.
Same Day Emergency Appointment At True Dental Care Preston
A dental emergency is a serious matter. Your oral health often depends on those first few critical moments. How you respond can determine the result of the situation.
True Dental Care Preston has a same day emergency appointment available for your dental emergency. We value time and efficiency as we effectively address your situation.
Trust your family’s oral health to no one else.