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Small, hard painless bumps on cheek going to gums. What could they be?

I have had a few small hard painless bumps where my cheek goes to my gums. this may sound terrible but they have been there, the same size & number for about a year if I remember correctly (scratch that, I just talked with a friend of mine & remebered they have been there for four years) & I have yet to tell my dentist about them. any thoughts? I am a 16 yr. old male & have used snuff habitually before, for only a few years but none the less.
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Taking snuff for a prolonged period is not known to cause cancer but it may lead to a number of local infections. Also, such people have a number of vitamin deficiencies which may also lead to irregularities in the cheeks and gums. i would advise you to take an antibiotic and antifungal (Tab Ciprofloxacin 500mg twice daily +Tab Forcan 150mg twice daily) plus a multivitamin (Tab B-Complex twice daily), all for 15 days. If your bumps dont improve by then,you should consult a surgeon.
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