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Doctor insights on: My Gums Burn From Chewing Tobacco

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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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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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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?

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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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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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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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 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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How risky is chewing tobacco in smaller amounts?

How risky is chewing tobacco in smaller amounts?

Can be very serious: Tobacco, even smoking tobacco is a known carcinogen and can cause cancer. There may or may not be less of a risk if you use it infrequently or in smaller amounts, but there is a risk. Why take that chance? I suggest that you stop using it altogether! better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms I will have when chewing tobacco?

Unfortunately, None: Unfortunately, you won't have any symptoms from chewing tobacco until you have advancing oral cancer. You will see some visual changes to your lip and gums, but you won't have any change in feeling or sensation until it's too late. Most deadly conditions don't have symptoms in the early stages, which is why many of them are found late in their development. Tobacco is a habit you can live without! ...Read more

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What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

What is the health risk of using chewing tobacco occasionally?

Oral Cancer: Even using chewing tobacco occasionally increases your risk for oral cancer. It can also cause periodontal disease, stained teeth, bad breath, altered taste and dry mouth, which can lead to increased tooth decay. Don, t use this product is you wish to stay healthy. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of chewing tobacco only during games?

Cancer and more: You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel disease leading to heart attacks, stroke, gangrene and shortens life by about ten years. ...Read more

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How dangerous is chewing tobacco if you only do it occassionally?

Smokless tobacco: In a study by greer in 2011, smokless tobacco, the primary oral, mucosal, and hard tissue changes associated with slt use include slt keratosis (stk); gingival inflammation, periodontal inflammation, and alveolar bone damage; and dental caries, tooth abrasion, and dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (scc). Stks are human papillomavirus. Does the risk outweigh the benefit to chew slt? ...Read more

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Is chewing tobacco worse than smoking?

Tobacco is tobacco: There is no safe, healthful form of tobacco. ...Read more

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What's the best way to quit chewing tobacco?

No perfect cure: Some people are able to go cold turkey and do ok. Others try and it is impossible without help. Today the most successful aid is Chantix which is by rx. But most health professionals are more than happy to give you a perscription. Realize that you hafe a drug addiction which is not for your body to just quit, it has gotten accustomed to it and wants it. Also there is the physical habit. ...Read more

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Effects of chewing tobacco compared to smoking?

Effects of chewing tobacco compared to smoking?

Smoking Cessation: #1 same addiction to nicotine, less damage to lungs.
#2. Nicotine anonymous
#3 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #2. ...Read more

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How is chewing tobacco harmful to a developing fetus?

In many ways: Chewing tobacco is harmful in so many ways i can't even begin. First of all it is carcinogenic and absorption of the chemicals into your bloodstream can harm the fetus directly in terms of growth. The nicotine is also extremely harmful to you in the pregnancy and your fetus. If you are pregnant and chew tobacco you are risking your health and your babies. ...Read more

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How to quit chewing tobacco?

Same as smoking: Both give you nicotine addiction, as well as 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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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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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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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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What are the implications of chewing tobacco for a diabetic patient?

See below: There is an additive/synergistic increase in risk of circulatory problems including heart attack, stroke, arterial insufficiency. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco help prevent cancer?

Can chewing tobacco help prevent cancer?

NO!: 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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How does chewing tobacco affect your teeth?

How does chewing tobacco affect your teeth?

Several Ways: The most frequent effect is to stain the teeth. The nicotine and tars can make periodontal problems worse and advance more rapidly. They also are carcinogenic (cause cancer). When the wad is held in the mouth, the teeth may shift due to the mass of the wad producing an orthodontic effect on the teeth. ...Read more

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Is the parotid gland affected by chewing tobacco?

Not really: It may stimulate extra saliva production but the gland can well afford it... The worries should be related to oral mucosal cancer. Stop chewing! ...Read more

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Can you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco twice?

Can you get oral cancer from chewing tobacco twice?

No one knows: A minimal amount so assume any puts you at risk for disease. 1-2 times may infintessimily increase risk. ...Read more

Chewing Tobacco (Definition)

Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is ...Read more


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