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Due To Chewing Tobacco Unable To Open Mouth Properly. Please Suggest Some Treatment.

I am 25 years old, due to chewing pan masala i am unable to open my mouth properly, so kindly suggest me the proper treatment of this.
Fri, 26 Aug 2011
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Dentist 's  Response
this condition is called as ORAL SUB MUCUS FIBROSIS. In this there are bands of fibres at corners of moutha nd in buccal mucosa. You should consult a good dentist for this. You will be needing a multiple therapies containing oral medications and may be some injections too. its a long treatment and require patient copliance very much..
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Hi,
First of all realize that life is precious. Tobacco when used in any form is harmful to both general and oral health. It has been the major cause of Oral cancer and other pre-cancerous lesions around the world. The symptoms mentioned shows that it is Oral submucous fibrosis which results in fibrosis of the mucosa of the oral cavity and also reduced mouth opening. The habit must be stopped at the earliest and you should consult a dentist at your locality.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Dr. Anand Babu M's  Response
Hi welcome to HealthcareMagic

Chewing the pan masala will not have any effect on the opening of the mouth, it will lead to ulcers on tongue, buccal mucosa, and staining of the teeth... but chewing pan for many years will cause thickening of tongue.. and Dysarthria (speech disturbances).. you need to be clinically evaluated and examined.. other cause for not able to open mouth are, lock jaw., in case of tetanus , painful angular stomatis, parotitis etc.. consult an ENT specialist he will guide you....

Take care...
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Psychiatrist Dr. Mahesh Kumar Suthar's  Response
welcome to healthcare magic,
Unable to open mouth indicate you have developed submucous fibrosis,
First you go consult a ENT surgeon for tt of this.
Second you should quit chewing tobacco immediately ,
It you feel take deaddiction specialist help for this.
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
hi
u have condition known as trismus .
it is due to development of fibrous band at corner of mouth due to pan masala chewing.
u need to consult ent doctor
he will examine u and cut the band from angle of mouth
gradually u will be normal
but u must leave ur habit otherwise there is high chance of getting it again.
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Due To Chewing Tobacco Unable To Open Mouth Properly. Please Suggest Some Treatment.

this condition is called as ORAL SUB MUCUS FIBROSIS. In this there are bands of fibres at corners of moutha nd in buccal mucosa. You should consult a good dentist for this. You will be needing a multiple therapies containing oral medications and may be some injections too. its a long treatment and require patient copliance very much..