Soft tissues injuries in the Mouth

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The soft tissues in the mouth, which include the tongue, cheeks, gums, and lips are delicate, and when they are injured it can be very painful.

Soft tissues can be injured when you accidentally bite down on them, if you fall, are in an accident, or if you put extremely hot food in your mouth.

Chewing on hard objects can also damage the soft tissues in the mouth.

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Symptoms

The main symptom is persistent, throbbing pain in the affected area. At first, the tooth will be very sensitive to heat and bite pressure. Later on, you may experience a fever.

Lymph nodes underneath the jaw or in the neck can be tender, and you may feel pain in the sinus area.

If an abscess bursts, a sudden rush of foul-smelling and foul-tasting fluid can spill into the mouth.

    Types of Soft Tissues Injuries

    Soft tissues injuries could be:

    • Cuts
    • Bruises
    • Lacerations
    • Punctures

    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

    In case of soft tissues injuries, follow these steps:

    • Remove all foreign debris by rinsing your mouth thoroughly. Use a saltwater solution or an antiseptic mouthwash. For the saline solution, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt to eight ounces of lukewarm water. Use this to rinse your mouth several times.
    • Apply direct pressure on the injured area by pressing a clean absorbent material to the area for 10-15 minutes to control bleeding.
    • To reduce swelling, apply a cold compress on the cheek against the affected area.
    • Call and visit your Kellyville Ridge dentist immediately.

    The soft tissues may bleed copiously for a few minutes after an injury.

    This decreases and stops after administering proper first aid steps. However, if the bleeding continues, this could mean a more serious injury to your soft tissues.

    Treatment at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge

    Upon visiting your Kellyville Ridge dentist, an examination of the damage is performed.

    Sometimes, the dentist needs to stitch the wound to close it. But in most cases, your dentist will only have to clean the affected area, making sure there is no foreign debris left, to avoid infection.

    Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge

    Soft tissues injuries in the mouth need to be attended to by a dentist as soon as possible. Putting off your dental appointment may lead to a more serious condition that requires extensive procedures.

    We understand that you may feel nervous and we are ready to deal with any dental emergency that may happen, within or outside our working hours.

    Kellyville Ridge dentist also serves the local communities in Kellyville, North Kellyville, Beaumont Hills, Rouse Hill, Schofields, The Ponds, Stanhope Gardens, Parklea, Glenwood and Lalor Park.

    Same Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available!

    Call us on (02) 8889 1588 immediately. We will attend to you with utmost urgency and care.

    We are located at G4/8 Merriville Rd in Kellyville Ridge.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How will my Kellyville Ridge dentist repair injured soft tissue?

    At Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge, we believe that treating the injury is as important as preserving aesthetic results.

    We take special care in protecting the salivary glands, nerves, and any ducts involved in the treatment site, while utilising methods that minimise scarring after recovery.

    How can I prepare for dental emergencies?

    By packing an emergency dental care kit including:

    • Dentist’s phone numbers
    • Saline solution
    • Handkerchief
    • Gauze
    • Small container with lid
    • Ibuprofen

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    Contact Info

    Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge

    Address: G4/8 Merriville Rd, Kellyville Ridge, NSW 2155

    Phone: (02) 8889 1588

    Email: info@dentalcube.com.au

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    There is ample free basement carpark for patients onsite

    Location

    Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge is located near Beaumont Hills, oposite of Ettamogah Hotel and minutes away from Kellyville Ridge Public School and Connor Greasby Park.

    Kellyville Ridge dentist also serving local communities in Kellyville, Kings Langley, North Kellyville, Beaumont Hills, Rouse Hill, Schofields, The Ponds, Stanhope Gardens, Parklea, Glenwood and Lalor Park.