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What are the symptoms of impacted wisdom tooth Is two swollen painless lymph nodes one of symptoms which i have. Is it cancer because i also use snuff?

What are the symptoms of impacted wisdom tooth Is two swollen painless lymph nodes one of symptoms which i have. Is it cancer because i also use snuff?

Wouldn't worry...: Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain and inflammation under gums. Inflammatory chemicals from this region can cause lymph nodes in the region to become enlarged and tender (usually). Generally, a Dentist would recommend removal. Also, good oral exam is warranted given history of snuff usage. Reduce your risk of oral cancer by quitting. Lymph node swelling without pain should be followed over time. ...Read more

Snuff (Definition)

Snuff is chewing tobacco. Although not smoked, chewing tobacco has negative health effects, such as being associated with the ...Read more


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Could i get cancer or rotted teeth from chewing tobacco?

Could i get cancer or rotted teeth from chewing tobacco?

Cancer easily: Chewing tobacco contains known carcinogens. The odds that you will get oral cancer if you chew are much higher than if you do not. Chewing tobacco by itself will not significantly increase your rate of tooth decay. ...Read more

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How does chewing tobacco affect your teeth?

How does chewing tobacco affect your teeth?

Several Ways: The most frequent effect is to stain the teeth. The nicotine and tars can make periodontal problems worse and advance more rapidly. They also are carcinogenic (cause cancer). When the wad is held in the mouth, the teeth may shift due to the mass of the wad producing an orthodontic effect on the teeth. ...Read more

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Is it common to have tooth loss from dip / chewing tobacco?

Is it common to have tooth loss from dip / chewing tobacco?

Toothloss chew/dip: It is not uncommon to have tooth loss from dip or chewing tobbacco. The dip is very destructive to the soft tissue (gums) of the mouth. You should be more worried about getting oral cancer. Toothloss will be the least of your problems if you get oral cancer. The rate of oral cancer skyrockets with the use of any tobacco products, dip/ chewing tobacco appears to be the worst. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for chewing tobacco to effect your teeth?

How long is it supposed to it take for chewing tobacco to effect your teeth?

Immediately: Upon contact with your oral mucosa, detrimental carcinogens are released into the tissue. How long it takes to actually see any problem will vary from patient to patient, so giving you a specific time frame is not possible. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco and smoking have the same effect on your teeth?

Can chewing tobacco and smoking have the same effect on your teeth?

Yes: Your teeth are hard structures and do not get cancer. The effects of tobacco on your teeth is staining and increased debris that affects the supporting structures of your teeth. You may need to have more frequent dental cleanings to keep the gums healthy and remove this stain. ...Read more

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Dark spot on gums under tooth where chewing tobacco is usually put? What could it be? The tooth does have some gum recession

See the dentist: Hard to say, chewing tobacco has been shown to cause cancer of the mouth. You definitely need to get this taken care of ASAP and see an oral surgeon for a possible biopsy. This could turn out to be just a simple thickening of the tissue or an irritation. ...Read more

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Are yellow teeth the signs of a chewing tobacco addiction?

Are yellow teeth the signs of a chewing tobacco addiction?

If you ask yes: The odds are that if you are asking this question, you may have several situations causing the yellowing, one of which is probably not seeing your dentist often and regularly. But most patients who ask me this are (and know it) addicted to tobacco. That dosent mean you are a terrible person, we all have habits we need to change. See your dr or dentist and see about medication to help you stop. ...Read more

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Will stopping chewing tobacco reduce the risk of cancer, gum disease, and rotting teeth?

Yes: Nicotine in tobacco chewing causes localized ischemic area due to constriction of blood vessel. Precancerous soft tissue changes include leukoplakia, erythroplakia, acanthoma and carcinoma in situ. Regarding gum disease, tobacco product causes root surface roughness and delay wound healing. Tobacco product will aid in dry mouth and thus causes root caries leading to rotting teeth. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get oral cancer if using snuff?

How long does it take to get oral cancer if using snuff?

Years: Most cancers take years to develop from the time of initial stimulus. You should note that damage to the tissue starts early, within days to months, of tobacco use and in a susceptible person may lead to cancer even with short duration of use. Some times the cancer develops years after the person stops using tobacco. Cessation of tobacco use is one of the best things you can do for yourself. ...Read more

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