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Tobacco addiction, have sore on the cheek with a white spot in the middle and an indentation underneath. Treatment required?

Hi, I ve been using chewing tobacco for about 3 years (probably a tin every 2-3 days) and I recently got a sore on my cheek. I read some horror stories so I m thinking about getting it checked out. It seems like a canker sore (kinda puffy with a white spot in the middle) but the concerning part is there s a sort-of indent underneath it, making the sore seem more protrusive. Not sure if this warrants a visit to the dentist or doctor, but I just thought I d ask. Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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Thanks for posting your query.

Since you gave a H/O habit of tobacco chewing for about 3 years,the sore appeared on the cheek,may be lesions of leukoplakia.

I would advice you to quit the habit of tobacco chewing completely.

Apply mucopain gel on the affected site.

Chemotherapy or surgical excision of the lesion is necessary to remove the infectious sore completely.

Vitamin A as well as iron supplements has to be administered.

Maintain oral hygiene well.

Take care.
Answered: Mon, 24 Jun 2013
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