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A 47-year-old member asked:

Accidentally bit my cheek really hard/ how can i help it?

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Dr. John Hoffmann
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Salt water rinses: Small wounds in the mouth will heal quickly on their own. Gentle salt water or diluted peroxide rinses might help. Only very large cuts need to be stitched up.
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