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When should I be concerned about oral cancer if i chew?

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Dr. Keith Grimm
24 years experience in Dentistry
As soon as you start: Smokeless tobacco use will increase your risk for oral cancer from day one. Of course, that risk is higher the longer you use it. Things to watch out for are ulcers in your mouth that don't heal within 10 to 14 days, pain, numbness or tingling, or white scaley areas inside your mouth. If you see any of the above, see your dentist right away. Oral cancer is treatable if caught early enough!
Answered on Jan 6, 2013
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