Whole in lip caused by tooth cutting it.

Patient : My son fell and split his lip,where his tooth busted his lip it actually has a whole on the inside of his lip. my question is do i need to take him to see a Dr or will it heal itself?
Symptoms:  Whole in the left side of his upper lip
Doctor :   Thank you for your question. Given the fact that this laceration that he sustained on his lip involves the inner surface of his lip, it is at an increased risk for infection. It is very important that you take him to the doctor to be examined, have the wound cleaned and assess whether he needs any sutures to assist in the healing process. He may also need to have the wound dressed, prevent infection from bacteria within the mouth while it heals. Please take him immediately to see a doctor. Thank you for consulting AskTheDoctor.com

Related Q&A

Q: My daughter had her first unprovoked seizure two months back...all her blood results were normal....but she was hospi...

Q: I’m not really sure where to begin. My wife was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer with mets to the liver th...

Q: I have to pimples on my penis which I hope that’s what it is. Can you tell me what it looks like

Q: I have severe pain in my knee (front/back) and down my calf. This started two days ago and it's not better this mor...

Q: Hi, I had redness and burning sensation on my penis head about a week ago, it was also very sensitive. I have been us...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews