What if my child cuts or bites her tongue, lip or cheek
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A cut or bitten tongue, lip, or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort.  There are several things you can do to relieve these symptoms.

  • Apply direct pressure on the bleeding area using a clean cloth.
  • If there is swelling, use a cold compress to reduce the swelling (a Popsicle often works well).
  • Give your child an appropriate dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.
Posted by Pediatric Dentistry DC / Tagged as ages 3 - 5

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