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Can you tell me how I could get my gums to heal faster from chewing tobacco?

Can you tell me how I could get my gums to heal faster from chewing tobacco?

Stop Chewing: That's the first step. Then see a dentist to determine if any damage was done to the soft tissue, teeth, and bone. A that time you can also have a screening for oral cancer. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Can you get cancer or gum disease from the bagged chewing tobacco even though there aren't any additives inside?

Can you get cancer or gum disease from the bagged chewing tobacco even though there aren't any additives inside?

Yup: The tobacco still contains carcinogens, and they can leach directly into your soft tissues. Alcohol only accelerates the process. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause the gums to recede or is it chewing tobacco? I was gueing that chewing cause the gums to deteriorate but some say its smoking. Can I have some opinions?

Tobacco, : Tobacco, in any form, is harmful to your oral and general health. Not only is tobacco one of the major risk factors in the development and progression of gum disease by recession and bone loss and hence tooth loss, it is also associated with oral cancer. Consider quitting stat! ...Read more

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How to left chewing tobacco habit? Should I use nicotine gum for few days?

How to left chewing tobacco habit? Should I use nicotine gum for few days?

Quiting: It is often helpful to use a supplement such as gum or a patch to quit. Check with a provider to make sure it is a good fit. Course for gum is often 10-12 weeks, patches 6-10 weeks. I also suggest that you prepare to manage cravings. This can be done through distraction/activities, setting goals and reminding yourself of those goals, and "riding" the craving out — they do pass. Be well. ...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

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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What is wrong with my gums? I am 17 years old and to help me quit smoking (because I'm enlisted in the marine corps and it's hurting my running), I have taken up chewing tobacco. The brand is grizzly wintergreen long cut, and I have crazy pain on my front

What is wrong with my gums? I am 17 years old and to help me quit smoking (because I'm enlisted in the marine corps and it's hurting my running), I have taken up chewing tobacco. The brand is grizzly wintergreen long cut, and I have crazy pain on my front

You : You are irritating the soft tissues of your mouth with the harmful chemicals leaching out of the tobacco. Smokeless tobacco is an extremely dangerous and harmful habit, and over the long run you are putting yourself at grave risk.

I am not trying to lecture you, just advise you of what is known in the medical community. Many people feel that because it is not smoked, it is safe.

Please read from the link below. ...Read more

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

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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White spot on my gum is cancerous? During my last dental appointment, my dentist was concerned that a light whitish spot on my gum might be cancerous or precancerous. I don't smoke or chew tobacco, and don't drink often. She wants me to come back in ten d

White spot on my gum is cancerous? During my last dental appointment, my dentist was concerned that a light whitish spot on my gum might be cancerous or precancerous. I don't smoke or chew tobacco, and don't drink often. She wants me to come back in ten d

During : During routine dental examinations and oral cancer screening is usually performed. Typically, we are looking for lumps, bumps, ulcers, and colored lesions (white, red, blue). Any change from normal is typically reevaluated in 7 to 10 days because that is the normal healing time for oral lesions. If the lesion persists then a biopsy is recommended so that the tissue can be closely examined to determine its nature. White lesions in the mouth can range from a reaction to trauma to oral cancer, but without a tissue diagnosis your dentist cannot tell what the change. Most white lesions in a patient a little risk for cancer are benign and do not require treatment, but they all have to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is chewing tobacco increase b.P.

Yes-->good articles:: http://www.heart.org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/preventiontreatmentofhighbloodpressure/tobacco-and-blood-pressure_ucm_301886_article.jsp.

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What are chewing tobacco quitting symptoms?

Same as quitting: Cigarette smoking. Nicotine addiction is nicotine addiction, however you are taking it in. Irritablity, lack of concentration, anxiety and depression all can occur. This depends on your biology/genetics, how much you were using and for how long. It can be treated with nicotine replacement therapies like patches, lozenges, gum, and with medications like Chantix and Zyban (bupropion). Cessation programs help. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of chewing tobacco?

Deadly: The benefits include not having to live as long. ...Read more

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How to quit chewing tobacco?

Same as smoking: Both give you nicotine addiction, and being an "oral habit" — the need to have something in your mouth. Cold turkey works for about 3% of people, adding nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges etc) increases quit rates to about 10-15%, adding a smoking cessation program increases to about 20%. The prescription drugs Zyban (bupropion) and Chantix, together with a program are 30-40% success. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco trigger cold sores?

Possible: Anything that lowers your immune response, and/or irritates the lining of your mouth can precipitate cold sores or activation of herpes simplex
virus in the oral cavity. Best not to chew tobacco and to see your otolaryngologist if sores are in the mouth and you chew tobacco. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause chronic cough?

Can chewing tobacco cause chronic cough?

Unlikely: The most common causes of chronic cough are asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus infections and acid reflux from the stomach. A person with a chronic cough should be evaluated so a treatment can be directed at the cause of the cough. Even though chewing tobacco is unlikely to trigger a chronic cough, there are serious adverse effects including cancer of the mouth. ...Read more

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Why does chewing tobacco lead to nausea?

Why does chewing tobacco lead to nausea?

Nicotine: It directly affects the intestinal t ract as well as relevant receptors in the brain. ...Read more

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Why does chewing tobacco cause dizziness?

Why does chewing tobacco cause dizziness?

Nicotine poisoning: Tobacco contains nicotine. Some people are very sensible to toxic effects. Dizziness and nausea are toxic effects of nicotine. Chewing tobacco with result in mouth and throat cancer. Hope you are smart enough to realize you must stop. ...Read more

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Will chewing tobacco prolong my concussion?

Will chewing tobacco prolong my concussion?

No, but: But it has a potential shorten your life! In any case you should -stop! ...Read more

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Does chewing tobacco cause oily facial skin?

Does chewing tobacco cause oily facial skin?

Yes: Any form of nicotine can increase the incidence of skin problems, including acne. Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict, which is why blood flow to the heart, brain and other vital organs is reduced, and why there are more heart attacks and strokes in tobacco users, whether smoked or chewed. It also causes mouth and throat cancer. Acne will be the least of your problems. Get help and quit. ...Read more

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Does chewing tobacco show up on urine tests?

Depends: If the urine test is to detect nicotine (for evidence of smoking and/or chewing tobacco), then yes. If the urine test is for another reason, then no. ...Read more

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Is it okay/better to swallow chewing tobacco?

No: For starters, this will often make you sick. Secondly, the chemicals in the tobacco are know carcinogens, so they potentially could have an effect in the esophagus. It si better to stop using tobacco altogether. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco lead to infertility in men?

Can chewing tobacco lead to infertility in men?

Yes: Tobacco in any form causes damage to sperm. It can cause some sperm to breakdown and can cause genetic mutations in sperm. But men usually have much more sperm that they need so usually the end result is not drastic. But it can vary man to man. ...Read more

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Chances of getting cancer from chewing tobacco?

Chances too much!: There is no safe form of tobacco. At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have been found to cause cancer. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer but also heart disease, gum disease, and oral lesions other than cancer, such as leukoplakia (precancerous white patches in the mouth). Do yourself an enormous favor and do not use tobacco in any form. ...Read more

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I have constipation from chewing tobacco, cure?

Stop chewing tobacco: Would be one answer. The generic answer to constipation is to 1) look at whatever medications you are taking that might be constipating and reduce and stop them if you can 2) increase your fluid intake 3) eat more high fiber roughage and 4) start a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) or surfak once or twice a day. After that comes laxatives and additional complexity. I would strongly urge tobacco cessation ...Read more

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I tried chewing tobacco once, will I get cancer?

How much and how : Long? If your use was only a trial of use, your risk of cancer is not affected. I trust that you are not using tobacco in any form, anymore. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use chewing tobacco with a concussion?

Concussion: Chewing tobacco contains nicotine which can have a significant effect on the brain, if you have had a concussion would recommend you avoid any form of tobacco for several weeks. ...Read more

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What effects will chewing tobacco have on a concussion?

Unknown: No studies have been done on this topic.
It's possible that chewing tobacco will help you feel better if that's something you like. ...Read more

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