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Suggest treatment for white spots inside the cheeks

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I found these two white spots on the inside of my cheek. Does this look like mouth cancer? They are not painful. I often bite my cheek by accident in this area, but I don't remember doing it lately and these are not painful. They are near where my teeth line hit the cheek. Scared they are oral cancer spots. I'm 31 and used to smoke when younger, but I quit a few years ago.
Wed, 30 May 2018 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Looks like excessive keratin deposition, not cancer.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query..

I have viewed the image.

The white spots does not look like oral cancer, rather they look like excessive keratin deposition or hyperkeratosis..

It can be most probably due to cheek bite.

So can you please tell that do you often bite your cheek?
Do you have sharp cusps of back teeth?
Have you noticed it for the first time?
Are these spots raised from surface when touched?

Please revert back with answers..

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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for white spots inside the cheeks 29 minutes later
Yes, I often but my cheek accidentally when chewing, and when I do it's in the same spot as these spots are now. I just noticed these spots yesterday. not sure how long they haved been there. They are not raised
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Looks to be due to cheek bite..

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query..

Yes, it looks like due to cheek bite only..
Do not worry as it does not look serious..
Just keep a watch to see if it resolves..

Hope this helps..

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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for white spots inside the cheeks 7 hours later
I also found this red spot on my upper cheek near where my teeth hit the cheek. There is one on both sides of my mouth. They don't hurt either.
Answered by Dr. Honey Arora 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Due to cheek bite only..

Detailed Answer:
I have seen the new image and it looks like a broken blood vessel that can be probably due to cheek bite..

Do not worry.

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