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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Stop Chewing: That's the first step. Then see a dentist to determine if any damage was done to the soft tissue, teeth, and bone. A that time you can also have a scr ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Poison: Tobacco in any form is not safe, it's poison. It will eventually kill you. First quit smoking, chewing, sniffing. Stop damaging your body. Second, ... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Chew tobacco : In 97% potentially precancerous oral lesions (leukoplakia) caused by chewing tobacco heal completely 6 weeks after quitting the habit. There is no way ... Read More

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Dr. Vidhya Sampath
21 years experience Dentistry
Tobacco, : Tobacco, in any form, is harmful to your oral and general health. Not only is tobacco one of the major risk factors in the development and progression ... Read More
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
I : I can assure you that both smoking and chewing are extremely dangerous habits that affect the tissues in the mouth. Chewing has a direct effect on th ... Read More
Dr. Peiman Soleymani
Specializes in Periodontics
There : There is a direct link with gum disease and nicotine use whether one smokes or chews the tobacco. However, chewing tobacco also adds an extra mechan ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Quiting: It is often helpful to use a supplement such as gum or a patch to quit. check with a provider to make sure it is a good fit. Course for gum is often 1 ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
See the dentist: Hard to say, chewing tobacco has been shown to cause cancer of the mouth. You definitely need to get this taken care of ASAP and see an oral surgeon f ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
You : You are irritating the soft tissues of your mouth with the the harmful chemicals leaching out of the tobacco. Smokeless tobacco is an extremely danger ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Absolutely !
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Diagnosing : Diagnosing a problem such as yours cannot be done without an examination and radiographs. Thankfully you have stopped the smokeless tobacco. Since yo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Gum disease: Not wise, may worsen gum disease, lead to mouth cancer. See your dentist or oral surgeon to get your gum disease treated.
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
During : During routine dental examinations and oral cancer screening is usually performed. Typically we are looking for lumps, bumps, ulcers, and colored les ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It could: It could. Other health effects of chewing tobacco include receding gums, high blood pressure and cancers of the mouth and food pipe .I advice you to s ... Read More

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