The pediatric dental specialists at Bella Vista Dental understand that children often lead vigorous and sometimes clumsy lives. This can sometimes result in a significant blow to the mouth that could harm soft oral tissues and teeth.
In times like this, you will likely need to apply some quality first-aid can help manage the pain, and assess the need for emergency treatment.
Of course, the age and emotional state of the child will be a factor. Even if their mouth is bleeding and they are distressed, you still need to project a confidence and cool-headed composure.
It’s important to assess the severity of the oral trauma. A gentle rinse with lukewarm saltwater can help clear blood and unwanted debris from their mouth. This might also soothe the wounded soft tissues. You can gently wipe away any facial blood with a wet, warm washcloth.
If soft tissues are starting to swell you can apply a cold compress or a bag of frozen vegetables.
If you need to control bleeding, you can pack the area with a little sterile gauze. Then you can make your way to the Emergency Room or a nearby Urgent Care clinic.
If you live in the Seguin, Texas, area and you need further first-aid advice or treatment for treating pediatric oral trauma, you can call 830-386-3988 to speak to Dr. Lara Perry or a member of Bella Vista Dental’s staff.