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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly-need biopsy: It is impossible to determine if a white lesion in the mouth is cancerous. It is suspicious. It can only be confirmed with a biopsy.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Don't worry: If they are horizontal, opposite where your upper and lower back teeth come together, they are normal. That said, any white or red lesions should be ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Mouth cancer: smoked 7times in my life añd my age is 18.will I get mouth cancer .I had white lines inside my cheek.what to do now? ANS: Not from this amount of smok ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
White lines: There are many causes for small white line on your cheek. Do you have pain, sensitivity, swelling? How long have they been there? The best thing for ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Cheek biting: Remote if at all possible. Try to stop anyway. See your dentist for a routine soft tissues head and neck exam every six months.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Not necessarily: You most likely bit the inside of your check. If the lesion has not resolved on its own in about two weeks, let your dentist take a look and advise yo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Doubtful but i worry: Although unlikely unless you "chew" it demands attention.A dmd would be a good first step.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Can't tell: Not a question that can be answered in this forum. Please see your Dentist for an examination and a differential diagnosis. Any pain/bleeding/swelli ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Calendine
33 years experience in Dentistry
Don't worry: Rare place for cancer...roughness in the cheek mucosa can occur from nightly clenching and bruxism (teeth grinding) even sometimes leaving a white lin ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Moretta
38 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Any constant irritation to oral tissues can eventually cause changes to the tissue in those area which can lead to cancer. Denture patients who have c ... Read More

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