Gingival Laceration


General Information

  1. Small lacerations usually heal without repair
  2. Lacerations need repair if

Procedure

  1. Examine the area to assess how to approach repair
  2. Anesthetize area
  3. Irrigate laceration
  4. Repair

Further care

  1. Salt water rinses 4-6 times daily
  2. Pain control
  3. Tetanus prophylaxis
  4. Antibiotics
  5. Sutures out (if nonabsorbable): 7-10 days