Gums are a sensitive part of your mouth and are susceptible to injury just like any other part of your body. Knowing when to contact us in case of a gum injury is important and today we will be providing a few scenarios where it would be a good idea to call or visit us.
Foreign Object Stuck In Your Gums
However, this situation unfolded, whether it be a sharp piece of food or a toothpick, getting something stuck deep into your gums is something that potentially requires professional help. If you cannot easily get it out on your own, then it is recommended that you leave it and call us or come in depending on the severity to avoid making the situation worse by driving it in any deeper.
If you have experienced a major blow to your mouth, the situation might not need immediate attention unless you are experiencing bleeding for more than 10 minutes. Rinsing with salt water and applying gauze to the gums will help stop the bleeding. If you find that it shows no signs of stopping then this can be considered an emergency and you should come to us right away.
A gum abscess is a pocket of pus caused by an infection. You will know it is there since they are generally painful to the user and can be felt by running your tongue over them. These are incredibly dangerous and are treated as an emergency since this infected area can spread to other areas- such as your jaw. If you have any suspicion that you have this condition, please don't hesitate to come in and get it treated.
If you think you need something looked at or just want to schedule a check-up, call us during our open hours to set up an appointment with us. We are always here for your dental needs!
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