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Old 03-14-2011, 08:02 PM   #1
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Not sure if I need stitches or not.

I got into a fight earlier today and when I checked later I realized the inside of my mouth was ripped open. There's a hole in my gums between my bottom teeth and lip and was bleeding when it first happened but now there's just...a hole lol. It hurts but not enough to be unbearable and I'm wondering if it will just grow back together on it's own or are stitches the ONLY solution.

 
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Re: Not sure if I need stitches or not.

Infection is what I would be worried about. You really need to have this checked out.

 
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:08 AM   #3
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Re: Not sure if I need stitches or not.

I'm trying not to go to a Hospital/Doctor if at all possible (personal reasons)...and if there is anyway at all I can take care of this from home that would be great. Is there anyway to prevent infection on my own and is it possible for something like this to heal on it's own?

 
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Re: Not sure if I need stitches or not.

Rinse in very warm salt water.

 
Old 03-15-2011, 03:31 PM   #5
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Re: Not sure if I need stitches or not.

Okay, thank you for the advice. I'm not sure what the term is, but apparently that part directly in front of my lower teeth, that connects to the bottom of my mouth, is ripped or something cause that's where the hole is. Is it possible for that area to heal and grow back on it's own?

 
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Re: Not sure if I need stitches or not.

Is it looking worse or better now?

 
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Re: Not sure if I need stitches or not.

It looks a little better than it did yesterday.

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Re: Not sure if I need stitches or not.

If it's getting better, it will probably heal on it's own. Infection is what you really have to be on top of.

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