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does smokeless tobacco cause oral thrush

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Tobacco is one of the risk factor for oral cancer in addition to alcohol and other things.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
Yes, and Often Does: Over time the nicotine in the tobacco leaches out of the smokeless tobacco and decreases blood flow to the cheek and gum mucous membranes. This mucosa ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: There are more cancer producing chemicals in tobacco than letters in your question. And treatment often requires radical facial surgery. Oral cancer i ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Carcinogens: It is the carcinogens in the tobacco that leach into the soft tissues of your mouth and cause the changes on a cellular level that result in cancer ce ... Read More
Dr. Travis Titlow
40 years experience Dentistry
Tissue contact: Smokeless tobacco is a "pinch" held between the lip and gum. The constant contact on the tissues allows the harsh and carcinogenic chemicals in the ... Read More
Dr. Matthew Hyde
41 years experience Dentistry
Duplication error: Cancer is basically an error in the genetic duplication of a cell. This can be caused by radiation, virus, chemicals, and other factors. With smoke ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Smokeless tobacco (chew, snuff, etc.) cause cancer by exposing the lining of the mouth or nose to toxins in the tobacco that can lead to cancer. They ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Menendez
37 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes: By irritating the tisue, the tissue will change and become dysplatic (bad) and become theprecursor to cancer. Have your tissues checked by a dentist ... Read More
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
Smokeless tobacco : Over time the nicotine in the tobacco leaches out of the smokeless tobacco and decreases blood flow to the cheek and gum mucous membranes. This mucosa ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
33 years experience Family Medicine
Pollutants: All of the pesticides, fungicides and herbicides used on the growing tobacco leaves when they go throught the liver are turned into "estrogen-like" co ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very high: Don't do it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
49 years experience Family Medicine
No: But it does cause cancer of the lips tongue and throat. That's bad enough.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Yes: Smokeless tobacco is an important cause of oral cancer. Alcohol is another. See this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/tobacco/sm ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Puts you at higher : Risk. Not all people who use tobacco get cancer, but users are at much higher risk for cancer. There is no redeeming value to using tobacco, so do not ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Tobacco of any kind: Tobacco use of any kind is the big leading cause of oral cancer.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
11 years experience Dentistry
High risk: Smokeless tobacco greatly increases your chances of oral cancer. If you drink alcohol with it, the risk is even greater. You will inevitably get some ... Read More
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