Gum Injury Overview
What is a gum injury?
A person with a gum injury has a laceration, bruise or abrasion to the soft tissue that surrounds the teeth. Gum injuries usually occur in combination with dental injuries. Common causes for gum injury include facial injury and toothbrush injury.
What are the symptoms of a gum injury?
Symptoms of a gum injury include gum pain, mouth swelling, gum laceration, gum bruising, facial pain, dental pain, chipped tooth, jaw pain, and malocclusion.
How does the doctor treat a gum injury?
Treatment depends on the type of gum injury. Treatment for a gum injury may include oral cleansing, wound repair, cold compresses, saltwater gargles, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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