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 answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Check with oral: surgeon. If he dies nit see anything, end of story
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.
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
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 answers • 8 doctors weighed in
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.
Last updated Feb 8, 2019
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