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Asked • 03/16/19

What is the healing process of mouth wounds?

When we have an external wound, blood generally tends to clot there, forming a layer of solid scab.Yesterday, while brushing my teeth, I somehow hurt my gums and it got all bloody. However, it did not clot, neither did it hurt just after the incident. After maybe like 12 or 15 hrs I had trouble opening my lips and when I looked at the spot in the mirror the gum tissue around and on the wound had colored white/yellowish.Our mouths are supposed to be the among the most contaminated parts of the human body, so why do mouth wounds heal in just about a week and don't get infected?What is the healing mechanism found in the mouth tissue, because I figure it is completely different from the processes in wounds occurring in the external skin.

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Logan S. answered • 03/16/19

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