Treat Sores In The Mouth Due To An Accident?
I want to ask, 4 days ago I had an accident which resulted in a tear in my lower lip, until today the wound has turned white. Is that normal? In addition, because of my teeth, the area around the wound has a red line that stings, like a scratched tooth. How to solve it quickly? Thank you.
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The white color of a tear on the inside of the lip can indicate dead tissue that is no longer getting a blood supply. However, this white color can also indicate an infection that causes the formation of pus in the wound. The second condition is worth watching out for. Because, if it is true that you have an infection in the wound, then this infection can hinder the healing process. In addition, the infection can also spread to other areas of your lips and oral cavity.
The inner lips that often rub against the teeth can become irritated. This irritation can cause the lips to turn red, which may itch, sting, or even appear sores. Complaints can be more severe if you have broken teeth, if you use the wrong dentures, or also use the wrong toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash.
Our advice is that you visit the doctor at the nearest health facility to assess exactly what is the underlying reason for your complaint. If it is due to infection and irritation, then the treatment can be done later through the administration of drugs, such as anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, and so on. Of course, healing cannot be done instantly. But usually, complaints will improve in 3 to 5 days depending on the extent and depth of the wound on your lip.
In the meantime, you should not touch the previously torn lip excessively, let alone use hands that are not clear on hygiene. Also avoid the habit of biting or sucking the lips. Brush your teeth regularly, then rinse your mouth with salt water afterward. Reduce consumption of foods that are too hard, too spicy, and oily in texture.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah