Soft Tissue Injuries In The Mouth

Your gums, lips, and other soft tissues in your mouth have a large number of blood vessels. That is why when an injury occurs in these areas, it is almost certain that it would involve bleeding. Although the bleeding stops in a few minutes, it can instantly make soft tissue injuries in the mouth look much worse than they actually are. Examples of these kinds of injuries include:

  • Cuts
  • Punctures
  • Bruises
  • Lacerations


Common Causes of Soft Tissue Injuries in the Mouth

  • Biting down on them accidentally
  • Falling on them
  • Chewing on an object that is too hard
  • Vehicular accidents
  • Contact during sports and other recreational activities
  • Food or drinks, which are too hot

 What You Should Do

  1. Rinse your mouth with a solution of one-half teaspoon salt in a cup of water.
  2. If bleeding does not stop, press a piece of gauze against the injured area for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Hold ice to the area for 10 minutes to relieve pain and reduce swelling.
  4. See you dentist in Brisbane for immediate treatment.

 How Your Trusted Brisbane Dentist Can Help

Dentists are trained to look at and repair damage to the gums, lips, and other soft tissues in the mouth. Using the latest technology to deliver pain-free dental treatments, your reliable dental care partners here at Precision Dental can address your dental emergencies effectively and immediately. Some stitches might be necessary to close the wound and manage the bleeding. Also, we will make sure that the area is washed thoroughly and that any debris is removed to prevent further infection.

 Immediate Relief From Dental Emergencies In Brisbane

For urgent care and attention during these unforeseen circumstances, contact your dependable emergency dentist in Brisbane here at Precision Dental. We are always ready to accommodate patients who need our immediate attention. We can provide you with a comprehensive solution for your family’s dental emergencies. Call us today on (07) 3852 1160 or book an appointment online.

We are located in the Fortitude Valley and serve patients from NewsteadNew FarmTeneriffeBowen Hills and from all Brisbane metro areas.