Soft tissues injuries in the Mouth
Accidents can happen anytime, without any warning. One second and you can have an injured mouth, particularly an injury to your soft tissues.
Soft tissues in the mouth are sensitive and are composed of a number of blood vessels. They are easily injured even by the simplest accidents. They bleed copiously, often causing panic.
The soft tissues in the mouth are the gums, tongue, lips, and cheeks; and they are just as important as the other aspects of your oral health.
At Your Gold Coast Dentist, anything that causes you pain and compromises your oral health is dealt with as soon as possible. For your dental emergencies, Your Gold Coast Dentist is your trusted emergency dentist in Parkwood.
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Common Soft tissues’ Injuries
Common injuries of the soft tissues in the mouth are:
Because of their delicate nature, the accidents involving soft tissues can be as simple as eating hard or sharp food. Once injured the soft tissues bleed easily, but after a few minutes the bleeding should stop.
First aid is necessary to avoid pain and infection. If the bleeding continues even after first aid, it means that the injury needs a dentist’s attention.
First Aid Steps
Most soft tissue injuries do not need to be looked at by a dentist. But only a dentist can properly identify if you if you are safe from any infection or danger.
In case of a soft tissue injury, here’s what you can do:
- Rinse your mouth to remove all foreign objects.
- Use an antiseptic or a saline solution (1/2 teaspoon of salt to eight ounces of lukewarm water).
- Apply pressure on the injured area to control the bleeding. Use an absorbent material. Do this for 10-15 minutes.
- To avoid swelling hold ice over the area.
Your dentist will check the injured are for any possible cause of infection. If the injury is severe, your dentist may have to stitch the wound to close it.
Same Day Dental Emergency Appointment In Gold Coast
Trust your oral health to no one else. A dental emergency requires a team who is quick to attend to and provide for your needs. Your Gold Coast Dentist offers a same-day dental emergency appointment for you and your family’s dental emergency.
Call (07) 5594 6699 or visit us at Gold Coast Parkwood Piazza, Shop 10/300 Olsen Avenue in Parkwood.