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What is stop me from accidently biting my inner cheek and/or lip over and over?

What is stop me from accidently biting my inner cheek and/or lip over and over?

Fix your occlusion: Occlusion, or the way your upper teeth occluded against the lower teeth, could be compromised (cross bite, interference, end to end) and cause lip biting during function. Go to your dentist and check your occlusion. Mucocele, a small bump due to salivary deposit into soft tissue after a minor salivary gland/duct rupture following trauma such as lip biting, can further introduce more lip biting. ...Read more

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What i assume is a large pimple has swollen the entire side of my face i tried to pop it 4 days but nothing came out now i can see my cheek in my line of vision and keep biting my cheek from swelling?

What i assume is a large pimple has swollen the entire side of my face i tried to pop it 4 days but nothing came out now i can see my cheek in my line of vision and keep biting my cheek from swelling?

Stop playing!: You likely have a facial cellulitis from spreading the initial follicular infection by attempting to "pop" your pimple. Seek immediate attention from your pcp or urgent care source to be placed on antibiotics today! follow up in 7-10 days is a must to avoid more serious complications. There is always a potential need for an incision ; drainage procedure, which requires a face to face encounter! ...Read more

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Keep biting my cheek after having my teeth pulled?

Keep biting my cheek after having my teeth pulled?

It is common: I assume you now have dentures. Things are now very different in your mouth than they were with real teeth. Biting your cheek and/or your tongue are very common. You will learn not to do it naturally. ...Read more

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Where my wisdom teeth are growing in the back, i keep biting my cheek that is next to it. What should I do?

Where my wisdom teeth are growing in the back, i keep biting my cheek that is next to it. What should I do?

See your dentist: See your dentist to determine first, is there enough room in your mouth for those teeth?, secondly, are they coming in straight?, and finally would it be better to have them removed if they are unnecessary and likely to cause problems over time? ...Read more

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Keep biting my cheek after having my teeth pulled? Haven't had my dentures put in yet . Is there anything i can do ?

Reduce inflammation: You just had extractions, and everything is swollen, so you bite your cheek, and that causes it to swell... It's a never-ending circle. Reduce inflammation 1) take fluid mediating analgesic such as Aspirin or advil/motrin/ibuprofen and 2) rinse w 1 tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Do both 4x/day to help reduce inflammation. ...Read more

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My jaw feels like it's hanging on a thread. Wisdom tooth, no hole or infection i keep biting my cheek on accident. Is their anything i can do?

My jaw feels like it's hanging on a thread. Wisdom tooth, no hole or infection i keep biting my cheek on accident.  Is their anything i can do?

Yes: See, you will have to see a dentist in order to determine the cause of your problems and get the appropriate treatment. There just may be insufficient room for that wisdom tooth and it may need to be removed. Better to have it looked at before it becomes infected. ...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?

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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I keep biting my tongue/cheek in my sleep?

Check with dentist: Tongue, cheek biting indicates problems of occlusion, the way teeth fit together during function such as eating and swallowing. It is the swallowing where teeth of opposing arch occluded against each other and where tongue and cheek biting may occur. Treatment included occlusal adjustment (selective grinding) and/or biteguard (in extreme case). ...Read more

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