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Oral Injuries

Oral injuries

Oral Injuries

Oral injuries are common but can be serious, affecting the teeth, gums, lips, or inside of the cheeks. They can result from sports accidents, falls, physical confrontations, or eating hard foods. Immediate and appropriate care is crucial to prevent long-term damage. 

Prevention Tips 

  • Wear a mouthguard during sports or recreational activities. 
  • Avoid chewing hard foods, ice, or hard candy. 
  • Use scissors, not teeth, to cut things. 
  • Maintain regular dental check-ups to ensure oral health. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Q: What should I do immediately after experiencing an oral injury?

A: Rinse your mouth with warm salt water to clean the area and apply a cold compress to reduce swelling. If bleeding, apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth. For severe injuries or persistent bleeding, seek immediate dental or medical attention. 

Q: How can Concierge Dental help with oral injuries?

 A: At Concierge Dental, we offer emergency dental services to address oral injuries promptly. Our team can provide treatments ranging from minor repairs to more complex procedures like root canals or tooth extractions, depending on the injury’s severity.


Q: Can knocked-out teeth be saved? 

A: Yes, in some cases, knocked-out teeth can be reinserted and preserved. Handle the tooth by the crown, not the root, rinse it without scrubbing, and try to reinsert it into the socket. If not possible, keep the tooth moist in milk or saliva and seek dental care immediately. The sooner you act, the better the chances of saving the tooth. 

Q: How can I prevent infections after an oral injury? 

A: Keep the injury clean by rinsing with salt water several times a day. Avoid eating hard or spicy foods that can irritate the wound. Follow any prescribed antibiotic regimen or instructions given by your dentist closely. Regular follow-up appointments at Concierge Dental will ensure proper healing and prevent infection. 

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at Concierge Dental. We’re here to help you recover quickly and maintain optimal oral health. 

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