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A 38-year-old male asked:

i noticed a small black round spot inside my cheek. i dont remember if i bit my cheek or if it's maybe a growth? what is it likely? thank you!

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Cheek biting trauma: Nighttime grinding or clenching of the teeth can lead to this condition. See your dentist for evaluation and night guard.
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 39 years experience
Likely blood blister: A small dark area on the cheek is most likely to be a blood blister resulting from traumatic cheek biting.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Bite mark: If this dark spot is a bite mark then it will heal quickly. It it does not heal and is still present in 2 weeks then see a dentist and have the area evaluated.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Probably: Probably a blood blister caused by trauma, such as biting your cheek. If so, it will be gone in 10 days to 2 weeks. So set a reminder on your computer's calendar function to check the spot 2 weeks from now. If it's still there, call your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for an examination. In all probability, however, it will be gone.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Cheek biting: You may have bitten your cheek. If the lesion does not resolve within a two week period, please see your dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Possible Nevus: A small black assumptomatic round spot could represent a nevus (mole). A visit with your dentist can provide you with a differential diagnosis.

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Salt water rinses: Small wounds in the mouth will heal quickly on their own. Gentle salt water or diluted peroxide rinses might help. Only very large cuts need to be stitched up.

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