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A 33-year-old male asked:

Been biting my lip and now it turned into a white spot/patch?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 44 years experience
Stop Biting: The tissues of the oral cavity can rapidly recover from minor trauma. If you can stop biting your lip and avoid any additional trauma or insult to the affected area, it may recover. if the area persists, or becomes hard, crusty appearing or bleeds readily, have your dentist examine the area to see if any treatment may be indicated.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your PCP ASAP: Lip-biting syndrome is a chronic anxiety disorder. If white spot/patch are left untreated, they may turn into a tumor. See your PCP for consultation and treatment to relieve anxiety and/or stress.
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Last updated Aug 17, 2015

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