Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth
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Soft tissue injuries include cuts, punctures, bruises, and lacerations. The common causes of this type of injury are biting down on something hard, car accidents, contact sports, and burns from eating or drinking something scalding.
Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth: Injuries and Causes
The soft tissues of the mouth contain a large number of blood vessels; hence, whenever they are injured, blood is involved.
Because of their tendency to bleed freely, injuries appear much worse than they are.
- Puncture wounds
- Tissue flaps
- Cuts to the lips
These injuries can be caused by:
- Sports accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Vehicular accidents
- Biting down too hard
- Sharp and/or hard food
First Aid for Soft Tissue Injuries
In case of these injuries, follow these simple steps while waiting to see your dentist:
- Rinse your mouth several times a day using an antiseptic mouthwash or saltwater solution.
- If bleeding persists, apply direct pressure on the affected area for 10-15 minutes, using a clean gauze or a piece of cloth.
- Hold ice or a cold compress over the affected area to reduce pain, swelling, and to control the blood flow.
- Go to your Norlane dentist immediately.
It is important to apply first aid measures to stop the blood flow and reduce swelling and pain. Soft tissue injuries are painful when irritated or touched.
Same Day Dental Emergency at Norlane Dental Surgery
Norlane Dental Surgery is your trusted and experienced dentist, providing same-day care for you and your loved ones in Norlane and the surrounding areas.
If you have a dental emergency, contact us immediately so we can treat the problem immediately and prevent further damage or infection.
For dental emergency care in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or visit us at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.
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 healing. To make a saltwater solution, dissolve 1 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 2 years, ask your doctor if your child can use this medicine.
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