Biting my cheek - Doctor answers

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Why do I keep biting my cheek accidentally?

Why do I keep biting my cheek accidentally?

Mouth guard: Otc mouthguard cost $20 will help this issue - orally take vit b2. To heel quicker. ...Read more

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I keep biting my cheek accidentally, why won't it stop?

I keep biting my cheek accidentally, why won't it stop?

Mouth guard: Otc mouthguard cost $20 will help this issue - orally take vit b2. To heel quicker. ...Read more

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I have been biting my cheek for a long time I try to stop but now it's becoming a habit what do I do?

I have been biting my cheek for a long time I try to stop but now it's becoming a habit what do I do?

Bad habit: It is a common habit and hard to break but you should make a sincere and concerted effort to stop yourself from biting. Once you have been bite free for several days, the habit will be broken. You might try chewing sugar free gum in an effort to distract you from biting. ...Read more

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The inside of my cheek looks like it's opening up a little but don't remember biting my cheek I had the same problem on the other side a week ago?

The inside of my cheek looks like it's opening up a little but don't remember biting my cheek I had the same problem on the other side a week ago?

Inside of cheek: You may have bitten it and didn't realize it - or what you may be seeing or feeling is the salivary gland opening since you report the some issue on the other side without history of trauma. If its not painful - I wouldn't necessarily worry about it. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a cut from biting my cheek and it won't go away, what home remedy could I use?

I have a cut from biting my cheek and it won't go away, what home remedy could I use?

See doctor: A cut in mouth that doesn't heal should be evaluated by a physician. Unless you keep irritating it with your tongue or biting it over and over again without realizing it, it should have healed within a week. ...Read more

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What to do if I have like a cut from biting my cheek and it won't go swag what home remedy could I use?

Will heal fast: Oral mucosa heals fast. Use OTC pain meds, saline rinse, avoid spicy food. Should not persist long. If persists more than a few days, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Keep biting my cheek after having my teeth pulled?

It is common: I assume you now have dentures. Things are now very different in your mouth than they were with real teeth. Biting your cheek and/or your tongue are very common. You will learn not to do it naturally. ...Read more

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How do I eat without biting my cheek, lip or tongue?

Hard to avoid: Once and a while, you are bound to bite your cheek or lip or tongue. It happens to everyone who has teeth. Only those will all their teeth missing are immune, and even they bite themselves from time to time when wearing dentures. Cut your food into small pieces, chew slowly, and avoid talking while eating. ...Read more

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What should I do with the sores in my mouth from biting my cheek?

What should I do with the sores in my mouth from biting my cheek?

Find out why: The sores will probably heal and go away when you quit biting your cheek. See a dentist to determine why you are biting your cheek. It could be due to stress, your teeth not fitting together properly, or in rare cases due to a nerve problem. Until you can see a dentist, rinse with warm salt water or peroxyl mouthrinse. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth has came in and caused me 2 continue biting my cheek itsreally painful now what can I do?

My wisdom tooth has came in and caused me 2 continue biting my cheek itsreally painful now what can I do?

Wisdom Tooth: You should consult with your dentist to evaluate if you need a extraction. Chronic cheek biting can be pre-cancerous. He may refer you to a oral surgeon to discuss the advantages vs risks of extraction. Sometimes reshaping the tooth to give it some free space between the opposing tooth may help, but it depends on the bite. See your dentist to have this evaluated and good luck. ...Read more

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If I have a wound in my mouth from biting my cheek, should I put salt on it?

If I have a wound in my mouth from biting my cheek, should I put salt on it?

Warm salt water: Is usually the best solution not direct salt application ...Read more

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What I assume is a large pimple has swollen the entire side of my face I tried to pop it 4 days but nothing came out now I can see my cheek in my line of vision and keep biting my cheek from swelling?

What I assume is a large pimple has swollen the entire side of my face I tried to pop it 4 days but nothing came out now I can see my cheek in my line of vision and keep biting my cheek from swelling?

Stop playing!: You likely have a facial cellulitis from spreading the initial follicular infection by attempting to "pop" your pimple. Seek immediate attention from your pcp or urgent care source to be placed on antibiotics today! Follow up in 7-10 days is a must to avoid more serious complications. There is always a potential need for an incision ; drainage procedure, which requires a face to face encounter! ...Read more

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Where my wisdom teeth are growing in the back, I keep biting my cheek that is next to it. What should I do?

Where my wisdom teeth are growing in the back, I keep biting my cheek that is next to it. What should I do?

See your dentist: See your dentist to determine first, is there enough room in your mouth for those teeth?, secondly, are they coming in straight?, and finally would it be better to have them removed if they are unnecessary and likely to cause problems over time? ...Read more

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I have two small dark red blood blisters on my right inner cheeks. I never had them before and I don't remember biting my cheek either. They are not painful at all. Help.

I have two small dark red blood blisters on my right inner cheeks. I never had them before and I don't remember biting my cheek either. They are not painful at all. Help.

See a dentist: If the blood blisters resolve in a 2 week period. Most likely you will be fine. If they persist, then have your dentist look at them. You probably got them from biting or from eating sharp/hard foods. ...Read more

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Keep biting my cheek after having my teeth pulled? Haven't had my dentures put in yet. Is there anything I can do?

Reduce inflammation: You just had extractions, and everything is swollen, so you bite your cheek, and that causes it to swell... It's a never-ending circle. Reduce inflammation 1) take fluid mediating analgesic such as Aspirin or advil/motrin/ibuprofen and 2) rinse w 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do both 4x/day to help reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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My jaw feels like it's hanging on a thread. Wisdom tooth, no hole or infection I keep biting my cheek on accident. Is their anything I can do?

My jaw feels like it's hanging on a thread. Wisdom tooth, no hole or infection I keep biting my cheek on accident. Is their anything I can do?

Yes: See, you will have to see a dentist in order to determine the cause of your problems and get the appropriate treatment. There just may be insufficient room for that wisdom tooth and it may need to be removed. Better to have it looked at before it becomes infected. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lump in side if my cheek near my back teeth and its a bit tender, what could this be? I don't know whether it's from biting my cheek

Hi I have a lump in side if my cheek near my back teeth and its a bit tender, what could this be? I don't know whether it's from biting my cheek

See your Dentist: It could be an infection, inflammation from irritation or trauma, tender salivary gland or lymph node or something else. I recommend that you see your dentist as soon as possible to try to determine its cause rather than just wait and see if it goes away. Although it might be nothing at all, is it worth taking a chance that it is more serious? ...Read more

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I have been biting my cheeks when eating, and I donottalk when eating and im not nervous, what can be the other reasons for this?

I have been biting my cheeks when eating, and I donottalk when eating and im not nervous, what can be the other reasons for this?

Vicious cycle: Cheek biting is usually the result of a nervous habit. Once you bite your cheeks, they become inflamed and makes it more likely for you to bite them again as they are now closer to your teeth. Try to be conscious of your cheek biting and eat slowly. With some effort, it should resolve on its own. See your dentist for an evaluation and make an effort to reduce your stress. ...Read more

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