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A 19-year-old male asked:

i feel a rough, scaly area inside my cheek when i touch it with my tongue, but when i look in the mirror, it appears normal. what might this be?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Check with oral: surgeon. If he dies nit see anything, end of story
Dr. Leonid Basovich
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Salivary gland: No to doubt the accuracy of your description (scaly?), I think you just touching opening of salivary gland duct that is located on the side of your check inside your mouth on both sides.
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Your imagination: If you think you are missing something, by all means see a doctor and have them examine your mouth. I can't validate this concern without you doing you best to have a doctor evaluate it by exam. I hope all is well

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Springfield, MA
A 16-year-old male asked:

I brushed my cheek too hard on the left side and now it feels rough when i touch it with my tongue. This is probably due to trauma? Im 16 btw

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Probably: Yes; however, good news is, chances are it may get better over a short period of time. Consult your dr, and let your parents know if it persists. Be careful next time, but please do not let this happening deter you from a (careful) dental hygiene. Congrats for that.

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