Oral Injuries: How to Treat Them and Prevent Them

Oral injuries: how to treat them and prevent them

Posted on November 01, 2018

Oral injuries can be minimal and, at the same time, very uncomfortable. They hurt, annoy and they are in a place that is quite humid, so they cannot be cured overnight. Therefore, you need to find a way to treat them as quickly as possible.

When you experience oral injuries, the best thing to do is to visit your dentist in Glendale immediately. However, to ease the pain the night before your dental visit, you can do one of these:

  • Mouthwash: It is a not so "natural" remedy that can be enough to calm our mouth’s discomfort, and provide immediate relief that will control the formation of bacteria. Do not use too much rinse (especially if it is very strong) because it can most likely burn you.
  • Ice: An ice cube will help the sores little by little and also reduce inflammation and soothe the pain. It acts as a sedative. You can place an ice cube on the affected area as many times as you consider necessary.
  • Baking Soda: It works just like salt as an effective antiseptic in these cases. Mix it with half a glass of water and rinse your mouth without swallowing the liquid. You can also make a paste with some water and apply it on the sore. You must leave it there for a few seconds to take effect. Then, rinse with cold water without rubbing.

The best way to prevent oral injuries is to have a healthy diet and schedule regular visits with your dentist in Glendale at least every six months.
To schedule your yearly checkup. contact our dental office by calling (818) 545-8923.

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