First Aid Insights for Injured Gums

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Your gums provide an important relationship between your teeth and your oral bone structure. Sometimes an accidental blow to the mouth from an athletic injury or from a household fall can impact the teeth and gums causing significant oral trauma.

In a moment such as this, applying some simple first aid can help manage pain and minimize complications while you seek timely treatment from a dentists like Dr. Nia or Dr. Wruble.

Bleeding gums and wounded soft oral tissues might benefit from a gentle rinse with a little lukewarm saltwater. This can might also provide a better view of the traumatized area.

If you have suffered a significant oral laceration you shouldn’t attempt self-treatment. This should be left to an Emergency Room physician or a trained professional like Dr. Nia, Dr. Wruble and the staff at Dentists 'R Us.

Lightly applying a cold compress to the cheek or nearby tissues might help reduce swelling while you seek professional care.

In some cases you might be able to minimize the pain by gently rubbing the area with a topical oral analgesic or by consuming a standard dose of an over the counter pain medication.

If you live in the Gilbert, Arizona, area and you have just suffered injured gums or a significant oral trauma, you should call 480-558-7500 to seek emergency treatment at Dentists 'R Us.