Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth

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Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth Albury

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The soft tissues in the mouth are delicate and sensitive, and when injured, these can be very painful. They include the tongue, cheeks, gums and lips.

Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth

  • Accidentally biting down on your lip
  • Strong blows to the mouth area
  • Chewing on hard foods
  • Contact during sports
  • Drinking hot beverages
  • Vehicular accidents

First Aid Steps: Controlling the Bleeding

Here’s what you can do:

  • Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash. Alternatives are saltwater and peppermint tea.
  • Hold a moistened gauze or a teabag over the injured area for at least 15-20 minutes.
  • Ice helps relieve pain and slow down the bleeding. Hold an ice cube over the injured area for 10 minutes.
  • If there is swelling, use a cold compress on the outside cheek.
  • See your Albury dentist right away while maintaining pressure on the bleeding area.

A soft tissue injury bleeds quickly and heavily but stops after a few minutes.

If bleeding continues after administering the first aid steps, see your Albury dentist right away.

Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth in Albury

If you have soft tissue injuries in your mouth, call your Albury dentist right away so we can treat the problem and prevent more damage or infection.

In case of an emergency, call your Albury dentist right away.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Albury

Please call or visit our Albury office right away. Get in touch via our online booking form.

Give us a call on (02) 6021 4171 for more information. Book your appointment online.

We are located at 525 Wilson St in Albury.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the causes of soft tissues in the mouth?
Soft tissue injuries can occur when you accidentally bite down on them if you fall, are involved in an accident, or if you eat something too hot or too hard.
I have an injury in my mouth; when should I see a dentist?
Immediately. See your dentist within 30 minutes after the injury.
How are soft tissue injuries treated?
At Kreativ Dental Albury, we believe that treating the injury is equally important as keeping aesthetic results for our patients.

Your Albury dentist will clean the area thoroughly and determine if the teeth are loosened or damaged.

If the injury is on the gums or other soft tissues, you may need some stitches to close the wound and control the bleeding.

In most cases, stitches are not required, and your Albury dentist will only need to clean the area and remove any dirt or debris.

What are the causes of inflammation in the mouth?
Inflammation in the mouth is most commonly caused by gum (periodontal) disease. It occurs when your body tries to get rid of the bacteria that cause an infection in the gums. This can lead to damage to the gums, bone, and the other supporting structures of the teeth.
How do I heal from soft tissue injuries in the mouth?
  • After eating, rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater. Saltwater rinse may help heal the injury.
  • Eat a soft diet.
  • Avoid salty or spicy foods, citrus fruits and juices. These can irritate the injured area and may worsen the injury.
  • Apply a topical medication to reduce oral pain.