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Can Nicorette Gum Cause Mouth Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my. Back molars
No.: Mouth cancer is caused most by alcohol and tobacco use, including smoking and chewing/smokeless tobacco. This usually presents by 50 years of age, and in the form of non-healing ulcers that can be painful. Teenagers might get it if they are particularly susceptable and do a lot of smoking, drinking alcohol, and chewing tobacco. Biting your cheeks should be discouraged, but it does not do this. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was wondering what are the first signs of mouth cancer, or other gum and mouth related diseases because of smokeless tobacco?
Smokeless tobacco: Smokeless tobacco, as well as smoking cigarettes, cigars ; pipes all cause oral cancers. Rather than waiting until you develop early lesions, stop right now! These lesions start on a microscopic level until you notice (or don't because it's in a hidden spot) a red or white spot, ulcer or bump. Any lesion that lasts more than two weeks should be biopsied. Add alcohol 2 the mix and you increase risk. ...Read more
Slight blistering and redness of my gums I do smoke but have started to quit today im worried its mouth cancer?
That sounds like an allergic reaction or a reaction to a local infection. Sometimes reaction can be a new food allergy.
I am very happy that anything will wake you up to the dangers of smoking and how smart it would be to really stop. But, this is not a sign of mouth cancer. ...Read more
17 old I smoked 6 month ecig and very rarely used snus my hard palate is white my gums surface isn't smooth and white points I have quit. Mouth cancer?
Oral cancer: Smokeless tobacco can result in root exposure and subsequent loss of teeth. While this is characterized as gum disease, it's a bit different than the gum disease caused by bacteria - that most people think of when they think of gum disease. It's possible also to develop oral cancer from tobacco use. Early detection is critical here and can help you avoid serious consequences. ...Read more
I have an ulcer on my gums. It's been there for 3 days. I am a regular smoker with 5-6 cigarettes per day. What are the chances of a mouth cancer?
Rare at your age: An ulcer or canker sore is much more likely to be due to infection or irritation than to cancer at your age. But if you don't want cancer, avoid high risk behaviors or exposure to carcinogenic substances, like smoking/tobacco. If the sore does not go away in a few days or gets worse, see a doc: medical or dental. ...Read more
Red throat been docs couple of days ago said was fine but had red throat for a week gums bleed now and then have done for a yr is it mouth cancer?
No, but if you: Keep up with drinking and smoking you are not doing yourself any favors for your future health. It may be more important for you to see a dentist to ensure that you do not have periodontal disease. Do you brush and floss daily? If not, get started. ...Read more
I have a painful Spot on my bottom left gum. My jaw and lymph nodes swollen. Isn't like a blister, big swollen lump. Mouth cancer? Or wisdom teeth pain? : (
Second opinion red throat for 7 days not too sore gums bleeding do I have mouth cancer I'm so anxious?
2 separate problems: These problems should be managed by your PCP and your dentist. 1. Sore, bleeding gum is common but usually can be resolved by visiting the dentist. 2. Red throat should be addressed by your PCP. See your PCP and dentist for diagnostic and treatment. ...Read more
Is non alcohol listerine just as good for your teeth and gums as listerine with alcohol bec I hear alcohol listerine causes oral cancer?
Mouthwash: Mouthwash is an adjunct product in maintaining your overall oral health, and it is still debated if their use is absolutely necessary. Proper brushing and flossing is more essential. I do not like to endorse products, so I'll advise you the same way I do my patients: use the product that you feel most comfortable with. It's hard to say what's better or just as good. ...Read more
White patches on my gums developed 1 year back & I applied creams it was fine, later it started to spread whole mouth? Is it symptom of oral cancer?
I have a white hardened layer over my gums in my mouth. Originally my dentist said it was a callous but it has spread now. Is it oral cancer?
Gum area: There are many things that can cause this kind of thing. An oral surgeon has the training and knowledge to determine what it is. See an oral surgeon ...Read more
Hi, I just looked at my mouth. On my bottom teeth, I notice there are bloodstreaks/lines on the gums, with some below the gumline. Is this oral cancer?
Unlikely: At your age oral cancer would be highly unlikely. Don't panic. Oral cancers are typically sen in older men who smoke and drink. There may be some kind of infection going on, especially if you have pain and swelling that needs treatment, it could be normal anatomy for you. Can't tell without an exam. See your dentist if you are concerned. ...Read more
I have two very tiny little lump or bump on each side of my cheeks inside my mouth right next to my gums what is this? I hope that it not oral cancer
First when you have the same condition on both sides of your body it is likely a normal condition
if the spot your are referring is on your cheek opposite your upper six year old molar, it is the duct for the parotid gland. It is one of the larger glands that produces the saliva I (spit) in your mouth. It is scary looking and I have had the? Several times in my office. ...Read more
Does make mouth pain, growths gum thickenings bumps red patches together always mean oral cancer? If not what else can be.22 occasional smoke marijuana
I have sore jaw and gums on the left side of my mouth and red blister ish spots on gums. It feels like I have something in my throat and its sore. Is it possible that I might be suffering from oral cancer?
Any: Any amount exposes you to the risk. ...Read more
Mouth cancer is a condition need confirmed diagnosis by your physician or dentist, and
there are many condition will have symptoms of congested nose, headache and obstructed throat, eg. Cold or flu. If there is combined high fever, please check with your physician immediately. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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