Oral First-Aid Might Call for a Gentle Saltwater Rinse

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An accidental blow to the mouth during sports, or resulting from a household slip and fall can potentially harm teeth as well as soft oral tissues. In a moment like this, applying some basic first-aid measures can help manage discomfort while also assessing the need for professional treatment at iSmile’s clinic.

Sometimes blood and unwanted debris in the mouth can make it hard to assess the severity of the trauma to teeth and soft tissues. In a moment like this, a gentle saltwater rinse can help clean your mouth without irritating any injures soft tissues.

Once you get a better view of the oral injury you should call 855-438-4764 to consult with Dr. Jade Moellendorf or a member of his professionally trained staff. This can help you understand the further first-aid advice or if emergency treatment is indicated.

In some cases, immediate pain from the oral trauma can be managed by gently rubbing the local gum tissues with a topical oral anesthetic. Consuming a standard dose of an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Just keep in mind that these are only temporary measures and should not be used as a treatment plan.  

If you are in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area and you or someone near you has suffered a significant oral trauma, should call 855-438-4764 to seek emergency treatment at iSmile’s clinic.