Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm Open 5 Days A Week

Soft Tissues Injuries in the Mouth

Soft Tissue Injuries Treatment Applecross

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps build strong teeth and prevent cavities.

It helps in better absorption of calcium and phosphorus and hinders bacterial growth. Fluoride is especially beneficial to people with low oral health and a high risk of cavities.

In many places, people naturally receive fluoride from their diet and drinking water. But for people residing in places with low fluoride levels, fluoride treatment is the best solution.

Soft Tissues Injuries and their Causes

The soft tissues in the mouth contain several 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

What To Do

soft tissue injuries treatment applecross

Soft tissues injuries in the mouth may take place with or without damage to the teeth. Rinse the mouth with lukewarm saltwater.

If foreign materials are present, try removing them by hand or by swishing vigorously with lukewarm saltwater.

If there is an open wound, bleeding can be controlled by applying pressure with damp gauze or a wet tea bag.

If bleeding can’t be controlled within 10-15 minutes, or severe pain or disorientation, go to an emergency room.

Otherwise, schedule an appointment to see your Applecross dentist within 6 hours of the injury.

Soft Tissue Injuries Treatment in Applecross

If you have a soft tissue injury in the mouth, call your Applecross dentist right away to address the injury and prevent further damage or infection.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Applecross

For soft tissue injuries in the mouth in the Applecross area, call us on (08) 9316 0555.

We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the soft tissues in the mouth?

The soft tissues in the mouth are delicate and sensitive. They can be injured when you accidentally bite down on them, fall, face an accident, or eat something too hot or hard.

What are the causes of inflammation in the soft tissues?

Inflammation is usually caused by gum disease, which occurs when your body tries to remove the bacteria that cause gum infections.

How do you heal the inside of your mouth?
  • Rinse your mouth with lukewarm saltwater after eating.
  • Eat a soft diet.
  • Avoid eating salty or spicy foods and citrus fruits or juices, as these can irritate the affected area and worsen the injury.
  • Apply a topical medication to reduce mouth pain.

Pin It on Pinterest