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How to heal cheek biting?

How to heal cheek biting?

Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy methods are most useful. There are several that have shown good results. Make sure a good differential diagnosis work up is done as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Cheek Biting (Definition)

Good day; Over the years a number of my patients continuously have bitten their cheeks. Usually this occurs when the cheek muscles are tort (rigid) and infringe on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The patient has to be careful not to bite this cheek tissue. Conscious pulling on the outside of your cheek will ...Read more


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How to stop cheek biting totally?

How to stop cheek biting totally?

Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapy methods are most useful. There are several that have shown good results. Make sure a good differential diagnosis work up is done as well. ...Read more

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What are ways to stop cheek biting?

What are ways to stop cheek biting?

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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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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How to stop this cheek-biting habit i've had for years?

How to stop this cheek-biting habit i've had for years?

Just stop: There is no magic trick.. It is a habit you have developed and every-time you catch yourself biting your cheek you just have to stop... It will take a month to see a change but with persistence you can stop. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cheek biting?

What is the definition or description of: Cheek biting?

Cheek Biting: Good day; Over the years a number of my patients continuously have bitten their cheeks. Usually this occurs when the cheek muscles are tort (rigid) and infringe on the biting surfaces of the back teeth. The patient has to be careful not to bite this cheek tissue. Conscious pulling on the outside of your cheek will remedy this irritating problem. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe cheek biting habit ! help?

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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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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Is cheek biting a cancer risk?

Theoretically Yes: The odds of that happening are very low, but it is possible. If you continue with this habit, at the very least, have your mouth checked one a year by a dentist. ...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