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Does Nicotine Gum Cause Oral 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
Unlikely: Nicotene is addictive but not likely the cause of cancer for those who smoke or chew. Further, it would be very difficult to determine if an ex-smoker who uses nicorete developed cancer because of the gum becuase we know natural tobacco products do... Nicotene is not a known carcinogen but there are many carcinogens in natural tobacco: http://tinyurl. Com/3h74dkv. ...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
Gingivitis: Infection of gum tissue caused by bacteria. In other words if you are not cleaning your mouth properly the tissues will get red, swollen, sore. Smoke, containing nicotine, makes tissues more susceptible to the enzymes and toxins produced by the bacteria. Nicotine in gum is irritating, but not as much as nicotine containing cigarette smoke. Quitting is very hard, but your body will thank you. ...Read more
Lump on tongue: There may be several reasons for a lump on your tongue to develop. However, without a history and or a biopsy it is impossible to tell what it is and I would advise to see an oral surgeon or your dentist asap/. ...Read more
I am concerned about a red spot on my lower gum. Would like to know if this may be a sign of oral cancer.?
I have a painful white spot on my upper gum now I do remember hitting that same spot with a marker but I really scared its oral cancer please help?
Painful white spot: Many oral cancers do not always manifest with pain, however, any kind of lesion that persists, changes size, color, texture orshape should be evaluated by an oral surgeon. Although we can ascertain a possible diagnosis from clinical impression, the only definitive way to tell what something is is to biopsy it and then proceed with appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Nicotine maybe,: Cinnamon no. If the oral swab test is looking for cigarette smoking, it measures either nicotine or its major metabolite cotinine (more commonly) and this will be found also in someone using nicotine gum. If they are looking for drugs of abuse, generally nicotine/cotinine are not tested for and will not alter the outcome. ...Read more
I have a painless pea sized bump on my upper gum that has been there for six years now. I do not smoke nor drink. Could it be oral cancer?
Drink water: The gum is not meant to use forever. You can and should wean yourself from it. It may be easier than you think since you broke the behavioral habit. Cut by half each week if possible. Also, be sure to drink 8 glasses (8oz) of water a day to reduce any dehydration wrinkling. Once you can stop the gum, keep properly hydrated and you'll have your originally intended age-appropriate skin. ...Read more
No firm evidence: There are folk who claim this with stories of constriction of blood vessels, etc. But there is no solid research findings and with all of the interest in fighting this hated habit - you have to know that there would be great big published articles everywhere. It would work too! So, no I do not think nicotine causes hair loss. But there are other good reasons to quit nicotine anyway. Good luck! ...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?
No physical check of: margin crowns, oral cancer check, status of gums, check fillings, at 1st dds visit. Did do xrays. Should I call his office now?
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
Needing expert help. I have swollen red gums with tiny white spots below my teeth. Is it oral cancer?
67y.o. Otherwise healthy male with oral cancer in jaw bone, gums, and lymph nodes. Generally speaking, what is the five year "cure" rate for that?
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
Been suffering with lhermittes for a month (mris brain&c ok). Could a 5 year addiction to nicotine gum (15x2mg daily) cause vitamin B12 deficiency?
Unrelated.: I think you are saying you have been suffering with lhermitte's sign, and there are no findings on brain and c-spine mris to justify your symptoms. You know that b-12 deficiency can cause it, so you wonder if nicotine gum has caused that. No. Start by talking to your doc about whether you have a b-12 deficiency. Some people simply can't absorb b-12. Ssri discontinuation can also cause lhermitte's. ...Read more
If blood tests came back good could oral cancer still be a posibility. No lesions but sore areas gums and tongue, hard to swallow and chest hurts?
Can nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and/or energy drinks cause false heart attack symptoms? Second. Is it dangerous to have low blood pressure?
I gave oral sex few times. Didn't get the vaccine. I worry I have high risk oral HPV 16.I have bad teeth and gums. Will oral HPV 16 turn oral cancer?
HPV and oral sex: The fact is that sexual contact, including oral sex can transmit HPV from one person to another. Just for your information the vaccination won’t help after age 20. The use of condoms can prevent the spread of the virus during oral sex. Poor oral health is another risk factor for oral HPV infection. Hope it helps. ...Read more
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?
Is there any link between oral cancer and thyroid cancer? Had papillary thyroid cancer now suspicious white/red patch on gums that needs biopsy
Not aware: Not aware of any link, but if you have a lesion in your mouth that is different from your normal looking gum, go see a doctor or dentist. ...Read more
No pretty gum: Trace amounts of nicotine can be detected in blood and urine for several hours, but it should be gone by 48 hours. However, if you are being tested for nicotine, there is a metabolite of nicotine, called cotinine, which can be detected in blood or urine for as long as 7 to 10 days after your last exposure to nicotine. ...Read more
Same place that you: Got the free cigarettes. There are some low-cost smoking cessation programs that are publicly sponsored that may offer smoking cessation medications, including gum, lozenges or patches, at low or little cost. However, even if you cannot get them free, the trade-off for what you are already spending on tobacco, and the savings to your health and longer lifespan, are well worth whatever it costs. ...Read more
Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)
Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more
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