Mouth Injury Help
May 12, 2005 5:13 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to promote healing for a section of abraded gum?
posted by Dreama to Health & Fitness (11 answers total)
Klutz that I am, I stabbed myself in the inner aspect of my gum (with the sharp edge of a tortilla chip!) right below my two front lower teeth. This is, of course, right where the tip of my tongue rubs when speaking, drinking, eating and pretty much doing anything other than sleeping. (Or so I've gathered, since it feels better when I wake up in the morning but starts hurting again as soon as I start speaking.) I've been trying desperately to keep my tongue away from the spot and I rinse after each meal with warm salt water and use Peroxyl rinse morning and evening, but the abraded area remains swollen and painful after a full week. Any suggestions on ways to promote or speed the healing of the abrasion so that I can feel normal again?