Lacerations and Cuts

If you somehow manage to suffer a cut or laceration inside your mouth, you might want to consider visiting your dentist to see if any additional preventative treatment may be necessary. A cut on the delicate soft tissues inside your mouth can lead to further tissue damage and infection.

If a traumatic injury involves a broken facial bone such as the jaw, nose, chin or cheek, maxillofacial surgery may be required. Surgery to your jaw might entail the use of rubber bands, tiny wires, metal braces, screws or plate. These items are utilized to keep the jawbone in proper alignment, allowing it to heal properly. Dental splints or dentures may also be required to supplement the healing process.