Accidentally biting your tongue or cheek is an everyday experience of life for most people and often is not something that you need to worry about. Most of the time a cut or puncture that can result will heal on its own, but it will tend to bleed a lot. You can control the bleeding by cleaning it gently with a clean cloth and then a cold compress to reduce the swelling.
If you are experiencing heavy bleeding or if it does not stop after a short period of time, seek treatment at the emergency room or from our dentist, Dr. Bunmi Adekugbe. You can contact us to schedule an emergency dental appointment for soft tissue damage in La Porte, Indiana, and we will get you in for treatment at Apex Dental as soon as possible.
Getting treatment for serious soft tissue damage can be very important because untreated injuries can lead to an infection. The signs of an infection include increased redness, a fever, and pus in the wound. A physician can help you if you have developed an infection by prescribing you an antibiotic.
Contact us at 219-369-6882 today to get the emergency care that you need and restore your health.