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Please tell me if you can get mouth cancer from biting the skin off your gums?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely.

In brief: Unlikely

Unlikely.
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Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and NO

Not directly. But any thing that causes increased cell duplication increases the risk of cancer.
Other examples could be a denture sore that's untreated or a bad habit like cheek chewing.

In brief: Yes and NO

Not directly. But any thing that causes increased cell duplication increases the risk of cancer.
Other examples could be a denture sore that's untreated or a bad habit like cheek chewing.
Dr. Matthew Hyde
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Irritation

Prolonged irritation can can tissue breakdown, even cancer.
Although the chances are unlikely unless you do it continuously over a long period of time, check for signs that can include white or red discoloration at the area of irritation. If you are concerned, see your Dentist or a specialist Oral Surgeon for an evaluation.

In brief: Irritation

Prolonged irritation can can tissue breakdown, even cancer.
Although the chances are unlikely unless you do it continuously over a long period of time, check for signs that can include white or red discoloration at the area of irritation. If you are concerned, see your Dentist or a specialist Oral Surgeon for an evaluation.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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