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Tobacco chewing.

Iam using tobacco from quite long time. I chew tobacco 3-4 times a day. I am doing this from 5 years. Iam getting irritation with the gums and also it is sore. Is it anything serious?
Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Tobacco chewing causes stains on the teeth, irritation of gums, precancerous conditions & lesions and even oral cancers.

I would suggest you to quit the habit.

Visit to a Dentist and get detailed clinical evaluation needed to confirm the diagnosis and plan appropriate treatment.
Go for symptomatic treatment of scaling and polishing of mouth.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Arati C Koregol's  Response
Thanks for the concern
Yes it is serious, chewing tobacco causes irritation of gums,stains,precancerous lesions and oral cancers . so its better to consult a dentist to rule out what is condition you are in and get it treated at the earliest. so stop tobacco which will cause irreversible health damages.
Take care
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Dentist Dr. Benley George's  Response
Tobacco chewing is the main factor in causing oral cancer. Do get rid of the habit as early as possible. Get your oral cavity examined by a dentist to rule out any early signs of oral cancer or other problems.
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corjan's  Response
tobacco chewing will cause cancer. i had a maid who use to use tobacco every day, one day she had some red thing in the her lower lip and the doctor did a biopsy of it to tell it was cancer of the lip caused by tobacco
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Anonymous's  Response

Hey boss, the tobacco is a known thing to cause cancer if gums/mouth. Dont delay, get it checked soon buddy...and stop using tobacco at once.

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rachna's  Response
yes i tobacco chewing will cause stains of teeth and oral try to avoid them as much as possible
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