The information below is offered as information only and not as professional advice. Please consult your dental professional for such advice.
Treatment for injured teeth or gums:
Injury to the gums, tongue, cheeks and lips that result in bleeding.
1) Rinse your mouth with a mild salt-water solution.
2) Use a moistened piece of gauze or tea bag to apply pressure to the bleeding site. Hold in place for 15 to 20 minutes.
3) To both control bleeding and relieve pain, hold a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes.
4) If the bleeding doesn't stop, see your dentist right away or go to a hospital emergency room. Continue to apply pressure on the bleeding site with the gauze until you can be seen and treated.
Dental Care Emergencies Any injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment down the road. Here are some ways to help temporarily alleviate your dental discomforts.
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