Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Pockets inside the bottom lip after using smokeless tobacco, difficult to speak after saliva build up. Advice?

I have used smokeless tobacco for several years off and on and have formed pockets along the inside of my bottom lip. Since I ve realized this I ve quit! Is there any way to reverse the pockets or at least the size? Saliva tends to build-up in these pockets and I have to consciously control the flow as I speak to people. I ve also noticed a slight issue with pronouncing words with R s, F s, W s and the like.
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  165
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical symptoms i suppose that you have developed localised periodontitis in your lower front teeth region.
Its is very nice to hear that you have quit with the habit.
Go for complete mouth scaling and polishing and curettage.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.
Maintain a good oral hygiene brush twice daily with a soft bristle toothbrush.
Take a course of multivitamin suplements.

Hope you fins this as helpful,

Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful

3 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor