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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 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 ?

Try not to bite it.: The oral cavity lining heals quickly so avoiding chewing on that side will help it heal more quickly. You may want to consult a dentist to determine if an abnormality of tooth alignment is contributing to the cheek biting. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Not yet: 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

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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

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Why do I bite on my cheeks all the time.?

See a dentist: Could be rough or sharp teeth with jaged cusp tips, could be rough dental restorations; sometimes if you bite your cheek could get a plugged cheek gland called a mucocoele. These can elarge over time as the gland tries to secrete often causing them to be bitten again. A dentist can evaluate you for this and other causes. Some anti-anxiety meds can increase muscle tonicity and unevenjaw movement. ...Read more

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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?

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