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Have you recently injured your lip? If so, there are certain things you should do to help the situation. Our dentist, Dr. John Freemon, is happy to give you the information you need so you can help your lip.

First, you should try to wash the area. You can do so by running your lip under the faucet. Make sure the water is warm and clean. This will help you remove any debris from your lip and also reduce your chances of having an infection.

Second, you should try to stop the bleeding. All you need to do is place a clean gauze pad over the area and apply pressure. Once the pad fills with blood, replace it with a new one. However, if the bleeding is extreme, it’s best to just place a new gauze pad over the old one until you receive treatment.

Third, you should reduce swelling. Grab an ice cube and wrap it in a towel. Then, place it over the injured section of the lip for 15 minutes at a time. This should reduce swelling and also dull some of the pain.

If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more about how to help an injured lip in Woodstock, Georgia, please contact John F. Freemon, DMD, PC at 770-928-0871 at your earliest convenience. We also encourage you to visit a doctor if your lip does not stop bleeding within 30 minutes, if the injury is deep, or if you suspect there is a fractured bone involved.