Your mouth houses not only your teeth but also a variety of soft tissues. Their health plays a role in your overall oral health hence you must also look after them.
Just like your teeth, your soft tissues are vulnerable to dental emergencies. With their soft, sensitive composition and massive web of blood vessels, they are easily injured and can bleed profusely. It is because of this that an oral tissue injury often looks worse than it really is.
The soft tissues in your mouth are the gums, lips, tongue, and cheeks. Each is very sensitive and can be injured by even a small accident. The following are the common causes of soft tissue injuries.
Soft tissues injuries could be:
In case of an injury to your soft tissue, follow the following steps:
The soft tissues may bleed substantially a few minutes after an injury. This ebbs and stops after administering first aid steps. However if the bleeding continues, this could mean a more serious injury to your soft tissues.
Most soft tissues injuries are minor and do not need extensive treatment from a dentist. The injured area is usually cleaned thoroughly to avoid any infection.
In serious accidents, stitches might be needed to close the wound and stop the bleeding.
In case of a dental emergency, call and visit your trusted Caringbah Dental Care team. We have a same-day emergency appointment to relieve you of your pain as soon as possible.
Call (02) 9524 7047 or visit us at Shop 3 10-20 MacKay Street in Caringbah.
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