Posted on 7/10/2018 by Manhattan Maxillofacial Surgery Group
|When something hot touches your skin it burns. That is why people avoid sticking their hand in a fire. Despite taking precautions, burns do happen.
One type of burn is more common than people may think. Oral burns occur when people put something very hot in their mouth.
The oral burns can cause a variety of problems depending on how severe they are. For really bad burns an oral surgeon will help. Knowing when to all on the oral surgeon requires knowing the different types of oral burns
Minor Burns and Hoe RemediesA minor burn is the most common type of oral burn. This is a first-degree burn. These types of burns do not cause any blistering or loss of skin. They typically involve redness of the skin tissue where the burn is. Minor burns will heal in a few days. Over the counter ointments can help with any pain or discomfort that occur.
Second and Third-Degree BurnsIf a person puts something scalding hot or something that is hot and that sticks to the roof of the mouth, they can suffer more serious oral burns. These burns cause blisters and damage to several layers of tissue. A third-degree burn involves all the layers of tissue. If they are left untreated, there is a risk of infection.
If you burn your mouth and notice blister or deep tissue damage, it is important a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. These are not something to treat with home remedies. The risk of infection and other problems is high with second and third-degree burns. An oral surgeon can determine the best course of treatment to fix the damage the burn created.
Oral burns are a serious issue. If you burn your mouth and are worried about how severe it is contact our offices right away. Our dental professionals are here to help.