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How to heal bruising on labial frenulum caused by toothbrush jamming into gums?

I was brushing my teeth about a week ago and I slipped off of my teeth and jammed the toothbrush into my gums above my upper row of teeth (right in the middle, near the labial frenulum). 2 or 3 days ago I noticed that I had a tiny cut on the top part of the labial frenulum. However, now the cut is closed, but there is bruising right next to it all the way around it. What to do?
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.
Depending on area involved it has to be treated.
You can apply betadine.
A course of antibiotic and analgesics should be taken.
Consult an oral surgeon .
I hope this is helpful to you.
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Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.
Thanks for sharing your concern.

Do not worry it will heal on its own.

if the cut is very big only then you will have to visit your dentist and get it are the best person to judge how big or small the cut is,based upon you can decide.

meanwhile do some symptomatic treatment like apply dologel locally so that it does not hurt you.

rest you will be fine soon.
hope it helps.


take care.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

There is no need to worry at all as the wound is closed , so it will heal by its own after sometime..

As you are having pain so you can apply dologel ct over the affected area.

Use 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash solution gargles twice daily
maintain a good oral hygiene it will promote healing.

Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hi and welcome,
It is a tooth brush trauma to the mucosa which may have irritated the tissue leading to ulceration.
There is nothing to worry about , you can apply oral antiseptic and analgesic ointment like dentogel or mucopain over the ulcerated area.
This will provide analgesic effect and heals the tissue.
Regular mouth rinsing with chlorhexidine will prevent any infection and will promote faster healing.
i hope this helps,
take care.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepthi Reddy's  Response
Thank you for the query.
It is due to the trauma caused by brush which had lead to ulceration .
Nothing to worry, you can apply mucopain gel or dentogel on the area affected.
Followed by betadine mouth rinses .
If you have pain you can take an analgesics to reduce pain.
Hope this information helps you.
Answered: Wed, 6 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Satyadev Mishra's  Response
Hello ;
Thanx for asking the question,,
If your labial frenum is cut then and it can not be heal then you apply on dologel ct oral paste and if it is completely healed but and lacerated then go to dentist for small surgical removal of the lacerated frenum.
Answered: Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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