Cuts in the mouth are caused by brushing your teeth and eating food, accidental bites and staples. These cuts are usually small and heal quickly without assistance. Some cuts may hurt or turn into white sores. Rinse your mouth with salt water, ointment and natural antibacterial agents to successfully heal your cut.
Method 1 of 3: How to stop bleeding
Step 1. Rinse your mouth
If the cut in your mouth bleeds, rinse your mouth with cold water. Rinse the entire mouth, paying particular attention to the cut site. Cool water will help flush out the blood and stop the bleeding.
Step 2. Press down on the cut
If you can't stop the bleeding with water, press down on the cut with a piece of gauze. Gently press the gauze over the cut for a few minutes to stop the bleeding.
Step 3. Use a cold compress
Apply a cold compress or ice to the cut to stop the bleeding. Wrap the ice in a clean cloth and apply to the cut. The compress will help reduce inflammation and narrow blood vessels to stop bleeding.
Method 2 of 3: How to heal a wound
Step 1. Use an ointment
Buy an antibiotic ointment for oral wounds. This ointment will not only help heal the cut, but it will also ease the pain. Also, the ointment allows you to remove puffiness at the cut site.
Apply the oral ointment as directed
Step 2. Rinse with salt water
Salt water is a common treatment for cuts in the mouth. Add a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water. Stir until completely dissolved. Then rinse your mouth with the solution, paying particular attention to the cut.
Salt has antiseptic properties and helps to cleanse the wound
Step 3. Use honey
Honey is known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, as well as its benefits for the immune system. Apply honey to the cut in your mouth to get rid of bacteria, heal the wound, and reduce pain. Apply honey once every day.
Step 4. Use apple cider vinegar
It has natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Apple cider vinegar will help kill bacteria in the cut and speed up healing. Treat the cut with apple cider vinegar twice a day until it heals completely.
Step 5. Make a baking soda paste
Baking soda has antibacterial properties. It helps get rid of bacteria in the cut and promotes healing. Make a paste with water and a teaspoon of baking soda. Apply the paste to your cut two to three times a day.
You can also brush your teeth with a baking soda paste, but do not touch the cut with the brush, otherwise the wound will hurt and bleed again
Method 3 of 3: How to Ease Pain
Step 1. Avoid spicy and hard foods
Certain foods can irritate a cut in your mouth. Avoid foods that are too spicy or salty as they can make the pain worse. Do not eat solid or dry foods. Choose soft foods that will not irritate the tissues in your mouth.
- Try dairy products like ice cream, soft meats, and cooked vegetables.
- Don't eat acidic foods (tomatoes and citrus fruits).
Step 2. Drink water
Thanks to the large amount of liquid, the mouth will always be moist. A dry mouth can cause pain and inflammation in your cut. Avoid drinks that can cause pain (citrus juices and other acidic drinks).
Also, do not drink alcoholic beverages to avoid burning the wound
Step 3. Do not use mouthwash that contains alcohol
Do not rinse your mouth with a liquid containing alcohol to avoid damaging the inflamed tissue and inhibiting the healing process. If sores develop in your mouth, try rinsing your mouth with hydrogen peroxide.
Mouthwash can be used if it does not contain alcohol
Step 4. Limit the movement of your mouth
No one forces you to be silent or use your mouth, but be careful until the cut heals. Don't open your mouth too wide. Pulling on the tissues in the mouth can cause the cut to open again or slowly heal.
Step 5. Use wax to prevent cuts and ease pain if you are wearing braces
Orthodontic wax can be applied to the sharp outer parts of the braces that irritate the mouth. The wax will help ease irritation and pain, and prevent possible cuts.