Emergency Care For Gum Injuries

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What Are Gum Injuries?

Our oral cavity is composed of hard and soft tissues. Hard tissues include teeth and bone while gums, tongue, cheeks, lips come under the category of soft tissues. The mouth is intricately designed in such a way that soft tissues cover and support the hard tissues tot the fullest of their strength. These soft tissues have capabilities to heal themselves and are resilient enough to bear certain pressures and damages. The soft tissues many times go through damage that we might don’t even notice, and get healed on its own. However, in some cases, these soft tissues become damaged or traumatized intensely, that they require proper dental management. Some common examples where gum injuries can occur are, accidents, sport hits/falls, cheek/lip bites, drinking/eating hot fluids, and food respectively. Foreign objects such as pins, toothpicks, or food particles such as popcorn husks, can also be lodged between gums and teeth or under the gum line. This lodging can become serious, forming abscess, swelling, and inflammation of the affected area.

Emergency Care For Gum Injuries

If a gum injury occurs, there are certain steps that you can perform depending on the type and degree of injury. Usually, the soft tissues within the oral cavity do not bleed excessively, it is the saliva that gets mixed with the blood and it seems to bleed a lot.

Traumatic Gum Injuries

In case of gum, the inner side of the cheek, tongue injuries, rinse your mouth with tap water, you can use water and salt solution for rinsing. In case of injury to the lip or outer side of the cheek, clean the wounded area with soap and water if not possible remove the particles or foreign objects. Place a clean damp cotton gauze or cloth over the wounded and press it for some time.

Foreign Body Lodging

If the gum injury is due to foreign objects/food lodging in the gums, try to remove the objects gently with floss. Do not panic. If the floss did not work, rinse your mouth with a saltwater solution. Do not use pins and sharp objects, as they further worsen the situation.

Immediately visit your dentist as soon as possible, for evaluation and treatment. The treatment for soft tissue injuries including will be based on the amount of damage and suturing the affected area where necessary.

Gum Swelling

Sudden swelling in and around the gums is rare but not uncommon. Sometimes, abrupt swelling and inflammation of the gums can be experienced. This sudden change in the health of the gums could be due to gum diseases, aggressive brushing or flossing, hormonal changes, and certain medications as well. At times, pulp infections can also lead to swelling of the gums. Pulp infections usually appear as a boil or vesicle filled with puss. In such cases, it is a must to have a professional consultation and follow the guidelines that your dentist is recommending.

Who We Are

We at Coquitlam dental are a group of dental professionals who are qualified and certified for various dental procedures. All the members of our team are credentialed and competent enough to give the patient a reliable dental treatment that eventually improves the quality of life.
We aim to deliver and provide high-quality and patient-centered dental treatments at reasonable and affordable costs. Our dental professionals and clinical staff ensure to provide a safe, comfortable, and friendly experience to our respected patients. Coquitlam dental group proudly offers dental services using dental high technology such as Cone Beam Imaging and modern dental equipment and instruments that significantly enhance the treatment efficiency and outcome.

Why Choose Our Emergency Care For Gum Injuries?

Our dentists at Coquitlam dental group are professionally qualified and certified in providing dental treatments, and dental emergencies in their respective fields.

Dr. Kamaei has almost twenty years of clinical experience in providing high-quality dental treatments. He is licensed for offering dental treatments under Oral, moderate IV, and Gas sedation. He also offers Invisalign and Implant services.

Dr. Katz, after successfully graduating from McGill University, Montreal, completed a one-year residency from Montreal Children’s Hospital. He has successfully completed several dental treatments in British Columbia.

Dr. Rouhani is certified in providing all types of dental services comprehensively. She intends to deliver safe and pleasant treatments to the patients. Currently, she is also an active member of the Canadian Dental Association and the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.

All our dentists have successfully managed and performed many dental treatments holistically, and will ensure to provide the best quality dental treatments for your healthy and beautiful teeth.

Who Can Avail Of Our Emergency Care For Gum Injuries?

Anyone can experience gum injuries regardless of age, gender, and health status. You can contact us before visiting our dental setup. Our well-qualified dental professionals will make sure to guide and provide you with the best of positive solutions for your dental emergency.

Our Services

Apart from emergency dental care, we also provide various dental treatments that are necessary for the overall health of the oral cavity. At Coquitlam dental group we provide following dental procedures comprehensively such as:

Cosmetic Dentistry

This service includes Smile Makeover, Teeth Bonding, Porcelain Veneers, Botox treatment, and Gum Surgery for cosmetic purposes.

Family Dentistry

It includes teeth scaling, restorative fillings, bridges and crowns, dentures (fixed, removable, complete and partial), endodontic therapies, oral and implant surgeries.

Sedation Dentistry

This includes dental treatments that need to perform under local, general, and gas sedation.

Teeth in a Day

Depending on the need and type of dental service.

Periodontal Therapies

It includes treatment for Gum injuries and Surgeries, Gum/Bone Grafting, Periodontal Flap Surgeries, and fixing Loose Teeth and teeth occlusion Problems.

Treating problems related to Bad Breath (Halitosis) and Teeth Grinding or Clenching, and mouth/night guards, etc.

Geriatric Dental Health

Comprehensive dental health care for old age individuals.

Pediatric Dental Health

Comprehensive dental health care for children and adolescence.

Emergency Dental Care

Toothache, Dental trauma to the teeth, and gums.


A modern orthodontic procedure for teeth straightening.

Why Deal With Us

Coquitlam Dental Group endeavors excellence and intent to provide quality and patient-centered dental services to our respected patients. We ensure that all our professionals keep their skills and knowledge up to date with new scientific research and trends. At Coquitlam Dental Care, we make sure to respect our patient's time and efficient services are provided. We are proud that our clients trust in our professional dental health care professionals and the services that we provide.

Final Words

We professionally handle and treat all your dental concerns to the best of our practice following standard clinical protocols for treatments and procedures. Moreover, we deliver the best clinical facilities such as a safe and hygienic environment, patient-centered, and comprehensive dental treatments. Under one roof we manage all types of regular dental care and dental emergencies that one needs to have a healthy and aesthetically pleasing smile. Our professionally trained and certified dentists and staff members are dedicated and passionate about giving quality dental care in the world-class clinical environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to schedule an appointment with the dentist even after I manage the gum injury at home?

Managing gum injuries at home is crucial, and it is the first step towards professional management in the dental clinic. Sometimes the home management is not sufficient and may lead to some serious issues. No matter if your gum injury is minor or major, or you have managed it at home, you should definitely visit the dentist for a proper professional evaluation and assessment. Dentists are certified in managing various dental injuries, professionally and safely.

Do I need to take antibiotics after any gum injury?

Taking antibiotics can only be done if recommended by your certified dental health care professional. Do not take antibiotics as over the counter medications.

Can I use home remedies to heal the gum injury?

It is recommended not to because the home remedies may worsen the scenario. Sometimes we do not know the side effects of the home remedies. It is best to let the injury heal on its own and take precautionary measures as directed by your dentist.

For how long do I need to quit brushing and flossing in case of gum injury?

It is recommended not to quit brushing and flossing. However, if the injury is inside the mouth and it is sutured, try not to brush for the first 48 hours (depends on the intensity of injury). Meanwhile, you can use a mouth rinse. Begin gentle brushing after 48 hours or as prescribed by your dentist. If the injury is small either outside or inside the oral cavity, and it is not sutured then you can do brushing and flossing gently without any delay.

How fast my gum injury is going to heal?

The healing process takes time depending on the degree of damage, how well you are taking care of it, and the immunity of the individual. For example, in children, the healing process usually takes less time than younger and older adults. Make sure to use prescribed medications and guidelines. 

Will the dental health care professional always choose, suturing for my gum injury?

No. The ultimate treatment for gum injuries is not always suturing. Your dental professional will plan and decide the treatment specifically based on your need. If the injury is small and superficial, more likely you are not going to get sutures as compared to the deep and large injuries, where the wound needs to be closed medically with the help of sutures.

How often do I need to visit my dentist for a follow-up?

Follow-ups should be made as recommended by your dentist.

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Looking for the best dental treatment for your gum injuries? We are here to help you. Talk to our dental experts today!

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