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What causes the inner cheek to get caught between teeth?

I had a needle point white patch in the inner cheek which develpoed after the got caught while eating. Got it checked and was diaganosed as leukoplakia nsubmucus fibrosis. But that particular part n other area get regularly get caught in between teeth while eating. I wonder why?

I am a hypothyroid patient since last 10yrs n mom died of oral cancer.
Thu, 7 Aug 2014
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Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The excess tissue which is getting caught between teeth could be because of the sharp cusp edges. Once the cheek gets traumatised, it will be prone to injury again and again. Get your sharp cuspal edges of the teeth rounded off. Do not delay, since you are telling you have leukoplakia and OSMF better to get it treated as early as possible. Get the excess tissue growth removed surgically.
I hope my answer will help you, take care.
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What causes the inner cheek to get caught between teeth?

Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query. The excess tissue which is getting caught between teeth could be because of the sharp cusp edges. Once the cheek gets traumatised, it will be prone to injury again and again. Get your sharp cuspal edges of the teeth rounded off. Do not delay, since you are telling you have leukoplakia and OSMF better to get it treated as early as possible. Get the excess tissue growth removed surgically. I hope my answer will help you, take care.