Biting on the lips, tongue or cheek
Bites on the lips, tongue, or cheek can be very annoying, as the resulting wounds often become infected a day or two after the bite.
Take the following steps to reduce the chances of infection:
- Try to gargle with mouthwash as soon as possible. Most mouthwash products contain antiseptics that prevent infections. You can gargle with warm salt water if mouthwash is not available. Gargle three times a day for at least three days in a row or until the wound has healed
- In the event of a lump, apply cold compresses to reduce swelling or the resulting swelling
- If the bleeding does not stop, you must go to the emergency department immediately at the nearest hospital.
- If the problem recurs more than once, you should go to your dentist to find out the cause and to solve the problem permanently.