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Can cuts cause oral cancer?

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Dr. Fareeha Siddiqui
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Usually not: No simple cuts are not the cause of oral cancer.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry 44 years experience
Probablynot: Cuts in general will not cause cancer. But a chronic abuse by chemicals and /or heat (like smoking or smokeless tobacco) will do that. If you are prone towards cuts in your mouth...Then change your habits.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
No: No relationship between a cut and causation of cancer.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
No, but: Cuts, no. But constant repetitive trauma can compromise tissues. So if you have a sharp edge on a restoration, or a broken tooth that's irritating your gums, see your Dentist ASAP.

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