A to Z: Open Wound, Gumenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about gum wounds and how they're treated.gum wound in baby, gum wound in toddler, gum wound in preschooler, gum wound in gradeschooler, gum wound in teens, cuts, lacerations, stitches, dictionary, glossary a to z, first aid, wounded, wounds, open wounds, wounds, gum wounds, hurt gum, gum injuries, gum cuts, cuts on gums, cut on gum, injuries, lacerations, open wounds, wounded, woond, mouth injuries, oral injuries, mouth cuts, cut gums, bleeding gums, bloody gums, oral surgery, stitches07/31/201204/10/201909/02/201935cebe86-740c-4808-82eb-3cb7fb2342a5https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-gum-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the gum is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a>, break, or puncture to the gum's surface.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Many mouth wounds heal without <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">stitches</a>. However, seek immediate medical attention for bleeding that will not stop, gaping wounds, or wounds that cause severe pain and difficulty breathing or swallowing.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Deep, large, and dirty wounds need more care. (A "dirty" wound is one that germs have gotten into.) After a child receives medical attention for a gum wound, follow instructions carefully to prevent infection. Infections of mouth injuries are rare, but can happen.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Canker SoresCanker sores are fairly common, and they usually go away on their own without treatment. Read this article for teens to find out more, including tips on what to do about the pain.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/canker.html/d4bb6118-56d4-4b32-8b03-ce2dbe84cbe5
Dealing With CutsFind out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/dd98d89c-e30e-4b99-8178-bb65cc8e9c3d
Gum DiseaseGum disease doesn't just happen to people your grandparents' age - it can happen to teens too. Get the details here.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/gum-disease.html/74cf7201-de04-4789-9baf-9334fc7d57d8
Keeping Your Child's Teeth HealthyHere are the basics about how to care for your child's teeth - and when.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/healthy.html/ee269f09-e62c-4f49-b81f-fdc0631485f1
Mouth and TeethDid you know that your mouth is the first step in the body's digestive process? Or that the mouth and teeth are essential for speech? Learn about the many roles your mouth and teeth play.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/mouth-teeth.html/5a8e1bcb-2da9-4821-8214-788f464d2742
Taking Care of Your TeethThe healthier your teeth are, the happier you look. That's why it's important to take great care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist. Learn more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/teeth-care.html/c769d281-78d2-450f-8fd1-b7ea429bc616
Wound Healing and CareHow well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it – as well as how well someone cares for the wound at home. Find out what to do in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/wounds.html/8698279b-71fb-496e-a138-9564f07e71f2
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