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Question: 4 year old scraped gums


 dannychamp - Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:37 am

My 4 year old daughter just fell on a sidewalk and scraped up her gum just under her upper lip, which is swollen. She also scraped her nose and forehead a bit but not badly. My concern is for the gum-- there are 2 short scrapes but deep enough that there's a small flap of skin that's come loose. The bleeding stopped pretty quickly with washcloth and ice applied-- she's not in terrible pain. Her dentist is on vacation. Is this emergency room material?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:07 pm

User avatar Hello,
You should be fine to allow this to heal on its own. Mouth wounds heal quickly and since the teeth are intact you should not need to have an emergency visit.

Best wishes.

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