Household falls and sports injuries are often leading causes of tongue injuries. This often causes the lower jaw to bite down hard on the tongue applying excessive force and possible soft tissue trauma.
The damage to your tongue and other oral tissues might range in severity. Sometimes pain and bleeding can be managed by some basic first-aid measures. This can also help assess the need for professional treatment at B. SABA DMD, PC’s clinic.
A gently rinse with lukewarm saltwater might help clear away any blood from your mouth to give you a better look at the traumatized tissues and teeth.
Sometimes moderate bleeding can be controlled it by wrapping the area in a few layers of sterile gauze. Then, try pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth.
If your tongue continues to bleed for more than half an hour or the pain is worsening, you should strongly consider going to the Emergency Room or seeking care from a professionally trained physician.
If you live in the Walpole, Massachusetts, area and you need further advice for treating a tongue injury, you can always call 508-668-1531 to speak to Dr. Bachar Saba or a member of staff at B. SABA DMD, PC.