his face is all bruised/bleeding, he bit the inside of his lower lip, tbh it looks as if almost through to the outside iyswim, was bleeding from his nose, chin all bruised and bleeding and the gums over his top two teeth look like they have been sliced horizontally.
Lips v.swollen, he can hardly talk.
Anyway, so they called me, I went to pick him up, called his paediatrician and she said there's no reason to come in or go to A&E.
I sort of agree, but I'm worrying about sliced gums, it looks quite nasty.
At the same time, DD has fever, I can't really sit in A&E with her for hours. I'm coming down with the same bug as well.
What do you think? Anyone know about how do the gums heal?
Injured lips and gums can look really manky and awful - I would wait til tomorrow and see how he is. If you're sure he doesn't have a concussion, that is (doesn't sound as if he does from what you've said).
No, he's fine, I think- is behaving as usual, no headaches, vomiting,irises fine etc. Tbh where he bit his lip from inside looks horrible- bruised and broken skin-almost brown/purple in colour. Is that normal?
well, erm, yes, Jareth, I guess it could always be worse - your poor DP. Did he faint from the shock? I think I would, in fact I remember fainting few times in a row after closing the bathroom door on my thumb
Am not sure whether you'd need to get the lips seen professionally.
DD fell at 3 yrs and whacked her mouth on a low table/ Her teeth cut her lip and it bled a LOT. I took her to A&E because the cut seemed deep, and they agreed that the cut was significant enough to need gluing together. Was all to do with the depth I think.
Healed fine though. And she gave up her dummy at the same time - poor love.
Hi, you need to get his mouth looked at today if you can. Do you have an emergency dentist?
My dd did something v similar in September, it also happened on a saturday and our OOH organised for a dentist to come in....On the 3rd day after it happened, she started with all the white and yellow in the gums...does it smell? My dd's smelt AWFUL and it is the gum dying. Some antibiotics sorted it out but he does need to be seen. They also thought my dd had broken the bone that holds the top teeth in place and we had to see a facial surgeon, but got the all clear. Hope he's better soon....
Oh, shit. Thank you, Charlie. No clue if it smells- I have a bad cold at the moment and can't smell anything. It's not his gums (which seem to be healing ok), it's the inside of his lower lip where the teeth broke the skin when he hit the wall. I think the cuts are very deep. That wouldn't be a dentist that he needs if it's not teeth/gums that are affected, right? I could just take him to A&E and they could have a look at it. Crap, DD's ill, is coughing so much that is throwing up, don't really want her to hang in A&E so she can pick up a secondary infection tbh.
Sorry just got back from a kids party. Why don't you ring ooh? If it's the inside of gum a dr could help, it will only be a prescription, it depends how deep they are. This stuff always happens at a bloomin weekend. Hope u get it sorted
I'd really get him seen TBH. When dd cut her lip the doc/A&E staff said that sometimes cuts inside the mouth are tricky to heal - hence them using glue to bind the cut together to help the gum knit back together.