Lacerations and Cuts
Although the majority of minor cuts and lacerations inside the mouth heal quickly without any medical or dental attention, an oral injury can require medical attention if it is severe or fails to close on its own. Unfortunately, large cuts and lacerations in the mouth can become contaminated with dirt, food, and bacteria and may lead to serious infections. Thus, it is important to entrust your oral health and overall health to a knowledgeable oral care professional.
If you have suffered a mouth injury and now have a cut or laceration in your mouth, Austin dentist Dr. Lance E. Loveless, DDS, may be able to help you. At BridgeView Dental, the Austin dental team is dedicated to providing you with high-quality dental care in Austin. Contact us today at 512-347-8299 to discuss your situation.
When You Should See a Doctor
Oral cuts and lacerations can range in severity depending on the injury. Some gashes can become contaminated with dirt or bacteria, especially if the laceration was caused by a fall. If the cut cannot heal on its own, you may need medical attention. See a doctor if you are experiencing the following:
- The cut is deep and will not stop bleeding
- The laceration is longer than a half-inch
- There appears to be foreign matter in the wound
If you are looking for a knowledgeable, compassionate dentist in Austin, the Austin oral care professionals at BridgeView Dental are here for you and your family.
If you or someone you know requires oral or dental attention, you need a professional you can trust. Contact the Austin emergency dentists of BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299 to learn more about how we can help you