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Gentle Dental Care – Annette Williamson D.D.S.
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Soft-tissue injuries: Injuries to the tongue, cheeks, gums and lips often result in bleeding. To help stop the bleeding:
Rinse your mouth with a solution made by dissolving 1/2 teaspoon salt with 8 ounces of water.
Use a moistened piece of gauze or tea bag to apply pressure to the bleeding site for 15-20 minutes.
Hold a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek
for 5 to 10 minutes.
If the bleeding does not stop, call Dr. Williamson or go to the hospital emergency department. Continue to apply pressure to the bleeding site until you are seen.