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White patch on cheek due to biting, bad breath, heaviness in cheek, swollen face. Is it cancer?

firstly i bited my cheek once due to which white patch developed and its not healing , also i started bad breath, feel heaviness on left cheek , sometimes feel left face is swallen...dont know but only thing coming in my mind is i am having cancer ....i have shown to ENT and dentist and they said its ok and nothing of that sort but still i have doubts and its not going from my mind
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

when you have already visited ENT doctor and dentist, and they have suggested you that it is not cancer then you should be relaxed,that it is not cancer.

Now i would like to ask you why do you feel it is cancer?
it has no such signs and symptoms,which could be correlated to cancer.

you have already mentioned that it has arised from the self induced injury to cheek.

now the symptoms, that you are experiencing like swelling and heaviness that is just due to tissue injury and inflammation.

once the tissue repairs or heals you will feel absolutely normal.Also you must avoid this habit further.

Regarding your bad breath, that is due to improper oral hygiene or chronic sinusitis.You must rule out these too.

use antiseptic mouth wash for 15 days twice daily and look for the changes. I am sure you will be fine.

Hope it helps.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

you should have faith on your doctor.
Cheek chewing can cause blood blisters and slight whitening of the chewed (traumatised) area. Leave it alone and if doesn't get better after three weeks, please see your dentist for advice.
treatment for cheek biting will depend on the underlying cause.
if you have been suffering from chronic cheek biting, then it is best to visit the dentist and get the condition treated at the earliest.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome,

Thanks for posting your query.
The swollen cheek may be due to-
chronic cheek biting due to traumatic occlusion/erupting wisdom teeth.
I would suggest you to apply anaesthetic gel on the affected site.
The malaligned teeth has to be corrected using braces.
avoid toothbrush injury.
take care
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking yhe query,

Trauma in your case , probably causes accumulation of healing tissues and cells in the area resulting in formation of white patch or little beningn fibroma
If this gets infected can result in pain , swelling .

Take care that the patch does not get infected or traumatised .
Maintain a good oral hygiene .
Use saline water gargles 3-4 times a day .
Use 0.2% of chlorhexidine mouthwash solution gargles twice daily .

Apply dologel oral ointment topically over the affected area .

Consult to an oral surgeon and get the examination done .

Hope this helps out ..

Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
It seems that due to bite there might be infection producing wound under the cheek giving this problem.
Go for one course of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory medicine and you will be alright.
Do antiseptic or Listerine gargles.
Forget about cancer.
ok and bye.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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