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Does biting on the inner cheek cause itching ?

a few days back i consulted two Dentist regarding thickness on my inner cheek after biting over and over. i am damm worried about this. A DR. (MDS) has said nothing to worry about. but i am still feeling certain itching there not always but when i am worried. Although there is no change in in shape and color of it. Is itching normal please answer.
Mon, 9 Jan 2012
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due to repeated biting of cheek thickening of mucosa occurs which generally is not a thing to worry. Start betadine gargles and try not to bite again on that part. Ask ur dentist to examine if there is a need for a tooth extraction or some sharp tooth cusp has to be smoothened... itching can be there cos of lodgement of microrganisms so maintain oral hygiene. U can also start warm saline gargles 3-4 times a day..
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