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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my.Back molars

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

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What are the effects of bulimia or mouth cancer on your teeth and gums?

What are the effects of bulimia or mouth cancer on your teeth and gums?

Ouch..: Bulimia causes severe erosion. You lose tooth structure from the large amount of acid exposure. This leads to sore teeth, loss of tooth structure and eventually the teeth break from lack of support. "mouth cancer" is to general to comment on. What type are we inquiring about? ...Read more

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How common is gum disease or mouth cancer from smokless tobacco?

Varies with people: Gum disease is very common and made much worse from smokeless tobacco. Oral cancer is rare but is much more common among users of smokeless tobacco. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the first signs of mouth cancer, or other gum and mouth related diseases because of smokeless tobacco?

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

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What can I do if my gums have been feelings sore. Could i be getting mouth cancer?

What can I do if my gums have been feelings sore. Could i be getting mouth cancer?

Sore gums: There are very few conditions that make gums sore. Cancer is rarely one of them. See your dentist and have a cleaning and checkup. They need to check it. ...Read more

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Slight blistering and redness of my gums I do smoke but have started to quit today im worried its mouth cancer?

Slight blistering and redness of my gums I do smoke but have started to quit today im worried its mouth cancer?

Blistering Gums: 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

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17 old i smoked 6 month ecig and very rarely used snus my hard palate is white my gums surface isnt smooth and white points i have quit. mouth cancer?

17 old i smoked 6 month ecig and very rarely used snus my hard palate is white my gums surface isnt smooth and white points i have quit. mouth cancer?

Very doubtful: mouth cancer is very rare at your age. I would have to visualize your mouth and feel with a gloved fingers to render a proper opinon, but the skin in the mouth changes very rapidly and it is likely to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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How likely are you to get gum disease or mouth cancer from smokeless tobacco?

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

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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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I have a painful Spot on my bottom left gum.my jaw and lymph nodes swollen. isnt like a blister,big swollen lump.mouth cancer? or wisdom teeth pain?:(

I have a painful Spot on my bottom left gum.my jaw and lymph nodes swollen. isnt like a blister,big swollen lump.mouth cancer? or wisdom teeth pain?:(

Dental abscess: Dental abscess infection may spread to the face, brain or neck. Direct spread from a dental source can account for up to 10% of brain abscesses. See your dentist for a preventive treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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Second opinion red throat for 7 days not too sore gums bleeding do I have mouth cancer I'm so anxious?

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

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Is non alcohol listerine just as good for your teeth and gums as listerine with alcohol bec I hear alcohol listerine causes oral cancer?

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

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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?

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?

Needs evaluated ASAP: This could just be recurrent oral thrush, but you must have cancer ruled out. You can start by seeing your primary care doctor, but you may want to see an oral surgeon to have an expert opinion. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

Not 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

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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

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

Not always: could be pre-cancerous inflammation that will resolve once smoking habit is gone. The only way to know for sure what is going on is by having an evaluation by a federal dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Mouth Cancer (Definition)

Cancer or the mouth or oral cancer. See an oral surgeon or ...Read more