The mouth contains teeth and bones, but also houses soft tissues. And soft tissues are equally important in your oral health. Their injury can affect your oral health and your general wellbeing.
Forster Dental Centre provides a same day emergency appointment for immediate care and attention. For your dental emergencies such as those involving the soft tissues, you can rely on your trusted Forster dentist.
The Soft Tissues In The Mouth
The soft tissues in the mouth are the lips, tongue, cheeks, and gums. They are rich with blood vessels and are very sensitive, hence even a simple injury to them can result to extensive bleeding.
They are also easily injured. You might accidentally bite your cheek while eating and cause bleeding.
Some of the most common injuries include:
- Deep cuts
Causes range from simple day-to-day functions to serious accidents such as vehicular and sports-related ones.
First Aid Steps
In case of an injury to the soft tissues, here’s what you can do:
- Make sure that there is no foreign matter stuck in or near the affected area. Rinse your mouth thoroughly.
- The affected area will bleed. This is expected. Do not panic. For 10-15 minutes press a clean absorbent material to the area.
- Afterwards, hold an ice cube to the affected area to reduce pain (this also minimises bleeding).
- See your dentist immediately.
Treatment At Forster Dental Centre
Treating the injury varies depending on the severity of the damage. Some cases call for stitching and even tetanus shots.
Same-day Dental Emergency Care at Forster Dental Centre
A dental emergency requires a skilled team to eliminate pain and danger as soon as possible. We have same day emergency appointments for dental emergencies.
Forster Dental Centre provides comprehensive dental services for families in Forster, Tuncurry, Great Lakes region, Pacific Palms, Smiths Lake, Coomba Park, Failford, Hallidays Point, Old Bar, Taree, Manning Point, Nabiac, Gloucester, and Wingham. You could say we are happy to provide quality dental care from Bulahdelah to Harrington and everywhere in between!