Keeping your teeth healthy also means keeping the soft tissues in the mouth healthy. These soft tissues include gums, lips, cheeks, and the tongue. They are sensitive and contain a large number of blood vessels, hence when they are injured they can easily bleed copiously.
An injury to the soft tissue can cause panic – the bleeding can make the injury look worse than it is. If your soft tissues are injured, do not hesitate to call your Smiles Nambour dentist. Smiles Nambour is your trusted Sunshine Coast dentist operating in the Nambour region.
The soft tissues can suffer from the following injuries:
Soft tissues can be injured by almost any accident that involves your mouth or face, including:
If you or your loved ones’ soft tissues are injured the first thing to remember is do not panic. Be calm and administer first aid steps quickly. In case of soft tissue injury, here’s what you can do:
These first aid steps will lessen your anxiety and provide temporary relief during a dental emergency. It is important to administer them immediately to avoid swelling. Injured soft tissue that is swollen can be very painful when touched or irritated.
The bleeding usually stops after a few minutes. If the bleeding continues even after first aid, this could mean that the damage is serious.
Your dentist will assess the severity of the damage. Stitching may be necessary to close the wound and stop the bleeding. However in most cases, your dentist will only have to clean the injured area and make sure that there is no foreign matter present that could cause an infection.
Smiles Nambour is your trusted dentist for your dental needs including dental emergencies. We offer quick and efficient care so you can be free from pain as soon as possible.
At Smiles Nambour, we take care of your oral health and your smile.
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Call (07) 5441 4438 or visit us at 4/104 Currie St in Nambour.