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Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth

Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth North Lakes and Mango Hill

Your mouth is also home to your soft tissues – gums, cheeks, lips, and tongue. They are composed of a large number of blood vessels; hence, when they are injured, they bleed easily and copiously.

Soft tissue injuries include cuts, punctures, bruises, and lacerations. 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 contain a large number of blood vessels; hence, whenever they are injured blood is involved. They bleed quite easily and copiously, sometimes making injuries appear much worse than they are.

From sports-related causes merely biting down on them, these soft tissue injuries could be:

  • Lacerations
  • 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 using a clean gauze or a piece of cloth for 10-15 minutes.
  • Hold ice or a cold compress over the affected area to reduce pain, swelling, and to control the blood flow.
  • Visit your North Lakes 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.

Treatment at Passion Family Dental North Lakes

Many soft tissue injuries affect your daily activities, like chewing and speaking. The swollen area is painful when touched. Eating is as difficult as speaking. When you speak, you risk biting into the injured tissue again, which is easier as the tissue is swollen.

Before any treatment, you will undergo a dental examination. The injured area is usually cleaned thoroughly to prevent any infection. In some cases, when the injury needs to be stitched to close the wound and stop the bleeding, local anaesthesia is administered.

Same Day Dental Emergency at Passion Family Dental North Lakes

Passion Family Dental North Lakes is your trusted and experienced emergency dentist, providing same-day care for you and your loved ones in North Lakes and the surrounding areas.

If you have a dental emergency, contact us as soon as possible so we can treat the problem immediately and prevent further damage or infection.

Visit your North Lakes dentist now!

North Lakes dentist also serves the local communities in Mango HillDeception BayGriffinMurrumba DownsRedcliffeNarangbaPetrieBurpengaryBracken Ridge, and Morayfield.

Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth North Lakes and Mango Hill

Call us at (07) 3465 1199 immediately. We will attend to you with utmost urgency and care.

Our regular hours are from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For patients needing attention on Saturdays, Sundays, or after hours, call us to set an appointment.

We are located at Unit 4/6 Endeavour Boulevard in North Lakes.