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Have habit of chewing Gutkha. Not able to open mouth widely. Solution?

I am XXXXX,I am chewing gutkha from morethan 15years from age of 15 currently my running age is 30years I have a problem, i am not able to open mouth large only one finger goes hardly in mouth that means only one centimeters or less than that it opens, please tell me what i can do. I already quite the chewing of gutkha. Please suggest me treatment
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
You are having Submucous fibrosis, I am glad that you have decided to quit chewing Gutkha.
Apart from Gutkha,other causes are Excessive consumption of red chiles,
Immunological diseases, Extreme climatic conditions
Prolonged deficiency to iron and vitamins in the diet.
Please visit a Dental surgeon and get examined and if necessary 3rd molar can be extracted.
Maintain good oral hygiene, supplements of vitamins and antioxidants.
avoiding tea and coffee, local application of anti inflammatory steroids or injection and in very severe cases surgery is required ( Z Plasty)
Hope this information helps you.
Take care.
Good Luck.
Dr.Akhilesh Dubey M.D.
Answered: Sun, 26 May 2013
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