Cuts

Cuts and scrapes are frequent occurrences. Bleeding makes a wound look worse, especially from a cut on the face or head. Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding and then assess the injury. 

  1. If the cut is small, and the edges of the wound remain together, then wash the wound and apply an anitbiotic cream. 
  2. If the wound is large and gaping, call the office.

Mouth injuries rarely need stitches unless they are very deep and the edges do not close. If the tongue has a laceration in which the edges do not lay together when the tongue is resting, then call the office. 

If your child is on a regular immunization schedule, they will likely not need a Tetanus booster. If you are unsure or your child is behind on shots, please call the office.