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White Line On The Inside Of The Cheek
I have a cold for a week and now I see a white line inside my mouth in the cheek. What is that? I also fewl pressure around my cheeks to my head?
DDS and MD: If you want to know exactly what's going on and how best to relieve your discomfort, you will need to see both your physician for the cold and a dentist to evaluate any intraoral conditions or problems. ...Read more
I have this one white short vertical line inside my cheek. Its in the back of my mouth so I can barley see it, but its right beside my molars.?
Hard to say: Can you elaborate, do you have pain or swelling or other symptoms associated with this line? Is it flat or raised,? How long have you had it. Some of patients have lines next to there teeth, like a demarcation line that suggest pressure from the check against the teeth, some times you can see it against the tongue as well. To be sure you need to see a dentist. ...Read more
Had a white line on inside cheek few days ago. Still there but has almost gone away. Now I have sore throat & it hurts to swallow. Anything serious?
Need to see your doc: The white line inside the cheek that is almost gone now may not be anything serious. The sore throat and pain with swallowing suggests a possible infection. You should see your doctor to determine the cause and have the appropriate treatment prescribed if indicated. ...Read more
I have a little thickened white line inside my both cheeks for more than 15 days, what is it? And what to do now?
See your dentist: It is likely that you are clenching or grinding your teeth at night and the inside of your cheek gets caught and/or irritated. It is a condition called linea alba. Check with your dentist for a definitive diagnosis and solutions for protecting the inside of you cheeks and teeth. ...Read more
Why would you have thickening on the inside of the cheek that bleeds when touched by bristles, but, the tissue still has a normal appearance?
Dentist: I believe the bristles are causing the blood but the best person to evaluate the problem would be a dentist ...Read more
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
Definitely, yes: Dental infection can cause "pimple" to occur in the cheek or on the gums. Also a broken tooth often has a sharp edge that may cut the cheek. ...Read more
8 year old has painful 5ml puss filled sack on the inside of the cheek seen from the mouth, no fever brother currently being treated for strep throat?
Pus sack not good: I recommend that you have that evaluated by an ENT doctor could be the start of something more serious. ...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
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
It depends on the cause. Possible causes:
1. Food, drug, bee sting allergy
2. Ace inhibitor drug reaction
3. C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency (acquired and hereditary)
4. Dental issue
see your doctor for a diagnosis then treatment can be tailored to the cause. ...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
Not needed: Rinse your mouth after food....avoid pan, tobacco....it will heal. .....on its own. ...Read more
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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
Facial fat is related to overall body fat. The only way to eliminate fat from the body is to metabolize it (burn it off) or to have it surgically removed (liposuction).
The appearance of a 'fat' face may be an indicator of another disorder (cushing's syndrome) if the overall body fat level is within normal limits. An md can evaluate this with lab tests. ...Read more
Oral mucosa: Check out http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Oral_mucosa. Is this what you were looking for? ...Read more
You don't.: For huge cut - medical or dental eval is recommended. ...Read more
Mid-face lift: Depending on your age and skin integrity, a full face or mid-face lift may be your best option. Visit with a local facial plastic surgeon (or 2) to discuss your goals and concerns. That way you can comfortably chose the option that best works for you. ...Read more
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the "salience". You should discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more
It may or may not: There are a number of things that it can be. You should see a dental health professional and have it checked out. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and cancer can cause a discoloration of the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash or a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
See MD: Depends on the depth of burn. It may be full thickness. You need to see MD ASAP to assess severity of burn. ...Read more
Exposures?: Typically, when an exposed area has a problem in a way that does not match the other side, it my have to do with a one-sided exposure. In this case, I wonder if it's related to your cell phone or resting that side on your hand? Overall, i'd try to pay attention to things that are touching your face during the day. ...Read more
Inside mouth?: I assume it is inside your mouth. The oral mucosa heals very rapidly. Always the chance of infection. If it on the outlside of your cheek, see MD. If inside, give it a couple of days, if not resolving, see oral surgeon. Salt water rinses and OTC pain meds for now. ...Read more
Coldness right cheek: Have you had any recent trauma, virus, cold or have you ever had herpes zoster/Shingles? Are you otherwise healthy or are you immunocompromised in any way? Consult with us to see if you need an anti-viral or imagine study (rare) but sometimes Shingles starts out with unusual feeling on skin. ...Read more