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What is the likelihood that a benign lesion caused from chronically biting or sucking the cheek will turn into cancer?

What is the likelihood that a benign lesion caused from chronically biting or sucking the cheek will turn into cancer?

Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely. Higher risk factors for intraoral carcinomas and head/neck cancers include tobacco products, alcohol abuse, and hpv virus. See your primary care doctor for more details. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What to do if I am just wondering if cheek biting can cause cancer?

What to do if I am just wondering if cheek biting can cause cancer?

See Oral Surgeon: See the oral surgeon for evaluation. Typically this is not an issue, but it is not good to continue with this habit. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got habit of chronic nervous cheek biting for years now. I get ulcers now then. Can I get cancer too? My dad had oral ca he died from tobacco chewin

I got habit of chronic nervous cheek biting for years now. I get ulcers now then. Can I get cancer too? My dad had oral ca he died from tobacco chewin

Cheek Biting: Good evening;
Continued biting of the cheek will cause pain, irritation and ulcers; however, cancer will not occur. You may have a very tender cheek, and require oral topical gels. Try to develop a technique where by you gently pull on you cheek in an outward manner, before bringing your teeth together.
Tobacco chewing is entirely different- chewin tobacco may lead to oral carcinoma. ...Read more

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Does cheek biting lead to cancer, has any research proven it???

Does cheek biting lead to cancer, has any research proven it???

Sort of: Research has shown that regular repetitive irritation anywhere in the body can cause deterioration of tissue integrity, sometimes resulting in cancer. If you are constantly biting your cheek your cheek may be swollen, or your teeth may be maligned. Please see your Dentist. ...Read more

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The inside of my cheek is kinda thick. It has gotten a little raised and bumpy. I have been biting and picking in that area. Is this cancer or a reaction to my picking?

More likely: Your doing, but stop it, chronic irritation may be associated with cancer development, and the irritant of chewing tobacco may act this way. If it persists and enlarges, see an oral surgeon or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Is cheek biting a cancer risk?

Is cheek biting a cancer risk?

Good question: Some have theorized that repeated injury to tissues may lead to the development of cancer because of the constant state of cell growth and repair but to my knowledge, there is no well established relationship between the two. If so, I'm in trouble..... ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I get mouth cancer from biting skin off the inside of my cheek?

Please tell me, could I get mouth cancer from biting skin off the inside of my cheek?

Cheek biting: Remote if at all possible. Try to stop anyway. See your dentist for a routine soft tissues head and neck exam every six months. ...Read more

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Black round bump on right inside of cheek by bite line. Wasn't there on 2/10 @ dentist. There for 8 days. Keep biting it. I had HPV in 2005. Cancer?

Black round bump on right inside of cheek by bite line. Wasn't there on 2/10 @ dentist. There for 8 days. Keep biting it. I had HPV in 2005. Cancer?

Maybe: Black round bump could be a mucosal melanoma inside cheek, a hemangioma or even hematoma if it arise from a bite at that site. While HPV is frequently involved with oral lesions, they are for the most part squamous Ca's that are ulcerating and not nodular in development. If resolution doesn't occur will probably need bx. ...Read more

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Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my. Back molars

Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my. Back molars

No.: Mouth cancer is caused most by alcohol and tobacco use, including smoking and chewing/smokeless tobacco. This usually presents by 50 years of age, and in the form of non-healing ulcers that can be painful. Teenagers might get it if they are particularly susceptable and do a lot of smoking, drinking alcohol, and chewing tobacco. Biting your cheeks should be discouraged, but it does not do this. ...Read more

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Would biting the dead skin off of my lips really cause cancer?

Theoretically it may: Any repeated trauma can be associated with cancer.

Any time the body has to make new cells, there is the chance that it will make a mistake in copying the dna, which in turn could lead to cancer.

Lip cancer is much more commonly associated with repeated sunburns, though. So if you are worried about cancer, use a sunscreen chapstick. ...Read more

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Can you get lip cancer from biting the skin inside of your cheeks and lips often?

Can you get lip cancer from biting the skin inside of your cheeks and lips often?

Changes may occur: Any sort of chronic irritation can cause changes in the soft tissues of the mouth. Most of the time the changes will be harmless but it would be prudent to try to break this habit. Any changes you do notice should be checked by your dentist. ...Read more

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Can lip biting cause you to get oral cancer?

Can lip biting cause you to get oral cancer?

No: The main causes of oral cancer are tobacco use, alcohol use, human papilloma virus and genetics. Chronic sun exposure is also a risk factor for lip cancer. ...Read more

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Can lip biting cause oral cancer? I have it as a habit.

Usually not: Repeated severe lip biting can cause chronic stress and trauma to the lip. Sometimes these traumatic lesions can have precancerous properties. In other words you may get lip cancer after years of aggressively biting your lip but there's no reason why you should get oral cancer from lip biting. ...Read more

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Could biting your nails cause stomach cancer?

Can't see how: Unless you handle carcinogenic substances and don't wash your hands, making you ingest them indadvertedly. Not a good habit, though. Looks bad and messes up your fingers. Been there, done that. If I could get rid of it, certainly you can. ...Read more

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Can biting inside of your bottom lip cause cancer? Or any permanent damage?? How to stop biting the inside of d lower lip?

Can biting inside of your bottom lip cause cancer? Or any permanent damage?? How to stop biting the inside of d lower lip?

Won't cause cancer: There is no evidence biting lips causes cancer. This is an extremely common habit. Anxiety is the root cause of the habit in many cases. The web is filled with suggestions of how to break the habit. The following link has good suggestions that will help you>>http://bit. Ly/1MZAkOt A few minutes of "mindful meditation" in the morning may be helpful>>http://amzn. To/1b576Ni. Http://bit. Ly/1hKZ4wy ...Read more

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I have a Lip/cheek biting and then sucking its blood habit from last 6 years ever since I got a punch on my lips and it isn't going! Help! Which doc?

See your dentist: For habit appliance to prevent future trauma. Also Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be a very helpful tool in treating your condition. ...Read more

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Can cheek biting be caused by a fixed bridge?

Can cheek biting be caused by a fixed bridge?

Check occlusion: If you have a recent restoration replacing a long missing tooth, it may take awhile for your soft tissues to accommodate to the new restoration., please see your dentist to check occlusion. In the meantime, take Ibuprofen and rinse with salt water to reduce swelling. ...Read more

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What causes inside cheek biting at nite?

What causes inside cheek biting at nite?

Cheek biting: You should see your orthodontist as it could be mal allligned upper and lower jaw teeth or one or more teeth not properly placed and could be hitting hte insid eof your buccal cavity. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes inside cheek biting habit to form?

Please tell me what causes inside cheek biting habit to form?

Cheek biting habit: Bite being off, ill fitting dentures, missing teeth can lead to biting your cheek. If you are asking about having a habit, like you catch yourself chewing on the inside of your cheek or pulling off a little of the inner "skin" of the cheek and chewing the piece, which many people do, some causes of that could be boredom, stress, self satisfaction from chewing something which sounds primal. ...Read more

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Can biting on the inside of the cheek cause bruising on the outside of the cheek?

Unlikely: It's unlikely that biting the inside of the cheek would cause bruising that's visible from the outside. The mucosal lining of the mouth is actually very tough, and you'd have to bite through a very thick layer of mucosa to cause bleeding that'd be visible as a bruise from the outside. ...Read more

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My wisdom tooth has came in and caused me 2 continue biting my cheek itsreally painful now what can I do?

My wisdom tooth has came in and caused me 2 continue biting my cheek itsreally painful now what can I do?

Wisdom Tooth: You should consult with your dentist to evaluate if you need a extraction. Chronic cheek biting can be pre-cancerous. He may refer you to a oral surgeon to discuss the advantages vs risks of extraction. Sometimes reshaping the tooth to give it some free space between the opposing tooth may help, but it depends on the bite. See your dentist to have this evaluated and good luck. ...Read more

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Can cheek/ tongue biting at night cause daily headaches?

Can cheek/ tongue biting at night cause daily headaches?

Sure: If you are biting your cheeks at night, then your jaw is moving while not aligned properly. This can easily cause next day headaches. Ask your dentist about an oral appliance to address the problem. ...Read more

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Can biting your tongue lead to tongue cancer?

Can biting your tongue lead to tongue cancer?

Highly unlikely: Chronic irritation can lead to cancerous transformation in the oral cavity - it is very unlikely. But biting your tongue should not lead to cancer. ...Read more

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Can one get lip cancer from biting lips?

Unlikely: Chronic irritation can, over time, causr cells to mutate. But it is far more common to develop a fibroma (benign lump) at the site of the biting habit than anything else. The dentist can actually fabricate an appliance you could wear temporarily to help you break the habit/. ...Read more

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I have had a white patch on my bottom lip for some time. I smoke hookah tobacco but I also bite my bottom lip out of habit. Is this cancer or biting?

I have had a white patch on my bottom lip for some time. I smoke hookah tobacco but I also bite my bottom lip out of habit. Is this cancer or biting?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about pre cancer of the lip since my dentist said don't bite however said try some cream and if it doesn't heal see oral surgeon but my problem Is my habit of biting my lip and the white patch doesn't heal and I usually bite it const

Should I be concerned about pre cancer of the lip since my dentist said don't bite however said try some cream and if it doesn't heal see oral surgeon but my problem Is my habit of biting my lip and the white patch doesn't heal and I usually bite it const

May be precancereous: Biting of the lip is not considered one of the factors inducing malignancy. Most lesions represent a viral or carcinogenic induction. If the white patch is leukoplakia this may be precancerous but rare again from biting. Rather than a V resection of the lesion to allow surgical repair, one may try Efudex (fluorouracil) cream. Apply each evening x 10 and 10 days of A&D ointment. May need bx if no response. ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant and am biting down on my left cheek which becomes a little lumpy as my wisdom teeth are misaligned. Scared of oral cancer, please help?

30 weeks pregnant and am biting down on my left cheek which becomes a little lumpy as my wisdom teeth are misaligned. Scared of oral cancer, please help?

Probably no concern: Cancer does not generally start from trauma. If the trauma was over a long, long period of time it is possible as the continual cycle of new repairitive cells being formed creates a higher chance of cell mutation which causes cancer. The texture of your tissues is due to the bite trauma and should heal when you stop biting it. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe cheek biting habit! Help?

See specialist: See a prosthodontist to evaluate your bite. If all is well with it, then you may need a nightguard for the nighttime. If you are doing this during the day then you may need to see a therapist to help determine why you are doing this and how to help you manage/improve it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a cut from biting my cheek and it won't go away, what home remedy could I use?

I have a cut from biting my cheek and it won't go away, what home remedy could I use?

See doctor: A cut in mouth that doesn't heal should be evaluated by a physician. Unless you keep irritating it with your tongue or biting it over and over again without realizing it, it should have healed within a week. ...Read more

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What can I do if my sis have callus inside her cheek because she was biting it how can we remove it?

Fix the occlusion: Treat the cause. Fix the occlusion with braces or crown before removing the callus. The callus often go away after the cheek biting stop. End to end occlusion, in which the outside cusp of upper teeth is directly occluded with the outside cusp of lower teeth, will cause cheek biting. In the normal occlusion, the outside cusp of upper posterior teeth protect the cheek. ...Read more

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What to do if I have like a cut from biting my cheek and it won't go swag what home remedy could I use?

Will heal fast: Oral mucosa heals fast. Use OTC pain meds, saline rinse, avoid spicy food. Should not persist long. If persists more than a few days, see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Abraison/cut of skin inside cheek. Around it has a bit of blood because I keep picking/biting it. What home remedies should I do?

Cheek biting trauma: Nighttime grinding or clenching of the teeth can lead to this condition. See your dentist for evaluation and night guard fabrication. ...Read more

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How do you stop cheek biting during sleep?

Dental block: Your dentist may be able to help you. Similar to folks who grind their teeth at night, a dental block may help alleviate your cheek chewing. Also, sometimes stress level reduction can help decrease nighttime gnawing. ...Read more

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Cheek biting problem during night even using splint?

Cheek biting problem during night even using splint?

Cheek biting: You should see your orthodontist as it could be mal alligned upper and lower jaw teeth or one or more teeth not properly placed and could be hitting the inside of your buccal cavity. ...Read more

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