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I Bite My Cheeks
I bite my cheeks a lot and my whole left side of my cheek has a big white thing of meat. Is that normal what should I do?
I woke up with an odd feeling in my cheek. It feels a bit swollen, & inside, I see 3 small red marks. Did I bite my cheek? Did something bad bite me?
Good guess but....: Yes, your guess about you biting your cheek is a very likely one, but without personally examining you, there's no way to know for sure. Wait it out and see if it goes away within a few days to a week or see a dentist just to be sure. ...Read more
Why would I bite my cheek so hard that I have teeth marks and a whole in my cheek? I've never done this before
Cheek biting: If it is a one time occurrence it is known as an accident. ...Read more
Hi! My wisdom teeth are growing (bottom) and I bite my cheek and now there's a hole on the cheek and it hurts and burns. Could this be cancer?
Can it turn into cancer or the definition of cancer? YES it can...start a warm salt water rinse and 600mg Ibuprofen (depending on medical or allergic conditions) for control of pain, swelling and to help with healing.
The pain and burning is from you biting it but if this continues I would have the wisdom tooth removed. ...Read more
I got oral biobsy of my mouth cheek and the result came back epithelial dysplasia I don't smoke I have sharp tooth and I bite my cheek a lot thank u?
My 2nd molar is wonky and when I bite down I usually bite my cheek which is sometimes annoying and only a little bit painfull?
Check up needed: Need to be evaluated by your dentist. If this is a fairly new occurrence, you may be experiencing a shift in your teeth that can be corrected. ...Read more
Hi I had bite my cheek from inside with my teeth. It is extremely painful and I am not able to eat or speak. How can I heal this?
Time: All you can do is rinse the area with warm salt water. It will just take time to heal. ...Read more
Bad habit: You are probably a bruxer, which means you are grinding your teeth. Look for a white line on the inside of your cheek where your teeth come together, possibly also a scalloped shape on the outside edge of your tongue. Both indicate that you are subconsciously clenching or ginding your teeth. See your dentist, you probably need a bruxing appliance. ...Read more
I bite my inside cheeks, and its bleeding. To prevent sores I used Albothyl to rinsed it. It turned into dark brown spot afterwards. Is it normal?
Bad habit vs. OCD: Do you do other rituals like counting things, walking in a certain way, re-checking things over and over to keep danger away? If so, PERHAPS it is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see your doctor. "The Boy who Couldn't Stop Washing" is a helpful book. Peace and good health. ...Read more
There are times that I accidentally bite my cheeks and after few days I got mouth sores and it's very painful. Hw can it possbly heal easily?
Cheeks: You can tty orabase ointment OTC but would see your dentist to look for sharp teeth or grinding. ...Read more
I wonder why I sometimes bite my inner cheek wall. Its kind of swelled at the left n right of the wall btween the teeth?
I having swelling on my eyelid, how can I make it go down? I think it was from scratching this bug bite I have on my cheek I'm not sure
Swelling is typically due to inflammation and inflammation can result from injuries, infections, allergies and "just because" (also called idiopathic). It helps to understand the underlying cause, if possible but treatments for inflammation include: cool/cold compresses, elevation of the affected body part (sleeping on a couple pillows or in a recliner in this case), antibiotics for infections, anti-histamines for allergies and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, naprosyn (naproxen) or prednisone.
You should see your ophthalmologist to be evaluated since it is difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing you. ...Read more
I have small white painless bumps on the inner corner of my mouth I also seems to be having sores on the inside of my mouth, I don't bite my cheeks tho?
I bite the inside of my cheeks and recently noticed two small white bumps on the inside of my cheeks. Is this something I need to have checked?
White bumps: White bumps after biting ones cheek may be part of the healing process, but to make sure have your dentist or oral surgeon check you. ...Read more
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more
It happens: Cheek bites can happen during eating, or chewing things like gum, during teeth grinding, because of a broken tooth or a bad bite, clenching during the daytime or nighttime or a habit. Once you bite your cheek there is some swelling and it is easy to do it again. So be careful. Cheek bites heal quickly, just a few days. ...Read more
What is the cause?: A poor posterior occlusion, the way your upper teeth and lower teeth bite together, will cause cheek biting. Schedule with your dentist to evaluate your occlusion if you keep biting your cheek. If it is just an accidental bite, keep the area clean by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water, it will heal by the next day... ...Read more
39-yr-old female w/some cheek volume loss - cheeks look a bit flat/deflated. Best options to restore youthful volume/appearance?
Volumes restoration: Fat loss in the face is often genetically determined and when seeking advice for revolumization, it is best to seek advice from a cosmetic dermatologist, plastic or facial plastic surgeon because placement of fillers or transplanted fat is critical to achieve optimum results. The correction you seek is often best done in a different area than you might imagine to achieve the look you desire. ...Read more
What could produce reoccuring (since about 3 weeks) pains deep in the cheek, close to cheekbones on both sides, sometimes one side a bit more?
My1 year old son fell on a floor didn't hurt just fell with his cheek and a bit of head. I washed his face but didn't wash entire body. Is it ok?
He'll be fine: One year olds fall - and they fall often. It's good thing they are short so it's a shorter distance to the floor! . If there was no loss of consciousness, he is acting normal, no recurrent vomiting - he is totally ok. This may be his first significant fall, but I guarantee you it will not be his last! Show your concern but don't overdue it - he needs to know you are there for him, but don't smother ...Read more
Most of the time OK: While eating bitting inside of cheek (mucosa) will be ok in few days will heal completely, if you have large gap in the mucosa then may need additional care, need to see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Cheek biting: About a week for cheek swelling to go down. But because, it is swollen it is easier to bite again. Cheek, lip tongue accidental biting is common. The most effective remedy is to put crush ice in you mouth right away to keep the swelling down. Take an over the counter pain anti-imflamatory drug like Motrin aleve, (naproxen) Aspirin as directed. Then be careful not to re-bite the area. ...Read more
I bit my cheek and now I have a small white lesion where I bit it. Is this common? Should I worry?
Don't worry: It should heal on its own in a few days time. ...Read more
I'm worried because my right cheek is a little bit swollen, should I be worried, what do you suggest?
See a doctor: An examination will be needed to determine the cause of swelling in the cheek, so best to see a doctor. ...Read more
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