Accidents and injuries may cause bleeding of the tooth. However, some tooth bleeding may arise due to the previous dental procedure. If the bleeding is less and controllable, you don’t need to visit a hospital for medication. Understanding the basic first aid procedures will help you save money and time. Discussed below are steps that you will take in case you get a bleeding tooth.
Locate the bleeding tooth
The first thing to do will be to locate the exact area where the tooth is bleeding. Rinse your mouth with warm water then pour it out. Your mouth will be clean and you can easily locate the specific area the tooth the blood is coming from.
Control the bleeding
After locating the bleeding area, you will need to stop the bleeding by applying pressure.
- Step 1: Take a soft tissue or sterile clothing into the pad and firmly hold it on the area of bleeding tooth. You can also choose to bite down the pad gauze so as to apply pressure
- Step 2: Hold the pad firmly for about 10 minutes before you can remove it.
- Step 3: Check whether the bleeding has stopped. If it has stopped, rinse your mouth with warm water
If you have a hydrogen peroxide solution in your home, you can use it to rinse your mouth. This solution has been found to stop teeth from bleeding and promote healthy gum
If the bleeding is from a previous dental procedure. Use the same procedure and hold the pad around the bleeding area. Maintain the pressure in this area for about 20 minutes before you can release it. This will allow a clot to form and stop bleeding.
If the bleeding is persistent, it’s advisable to visit a dentist so as to find the exact cause of the bleeding. However, the methods above will reduce the rate of bleeding giving you time to reach the dentist.