My sons dentist slipped with the drill and injured his tongue and gums whilst attempting root canal work the tooth was eventually extracted but his tongue and gums are severely bruised and he is in extreme pain what should he do please? The work was carried out 5 days ago
Poor baby. Get him to gently swish with warm salt water several times a day (8 oz. water + 1 tsp. table salt). This will promote healing. You can also give him acetaminophen, as directed on the box. If he is under 12 years old, get the Children's Tylenol. Do not give him aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, as these will increase the chances of bleeding. I hope he feels better soon.
If he has facial swelling or pain, applying an ice pack can help too. It should be getting better after a week, maybe two depending on how bad they bruised him. I had this happen too-the drill slipped and excoriated my gum below the tooth. The area turned white and eventually sloughed off leaving a large hole in my gum that had to slowly fill in and it did hurt for a week or two. Your sons sounds much worse! You might try some baby teething gel to temporarily help with pain.
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