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What is the remedy for frequent cuts on the inner cheeks as it comes between teeth ?

My mother is having a problem in her mouth .Age:47. The part of inside mouth i.e inner cheek comes between the teeth and create a cut. This happened always and it looks like a mark. We consulted doctor and they said that due to age, the muscle of face becomes loose and it goes in between the teeth. Can you please provide me a solution for this ?
Asked On : Fri, 24 Feb 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Thank you for the query.
Cheek bite is a most common problem among every individual. Cause for it varies ,may be due to a sharp margins formed due to attrition of the teeth in aging , due habits like tobacco chewing. Usually if left unattended it may lead to formation of cancerous lesion due to repeated trauma . Selective grinding in case of sharp or irregularity in teeth can be done.Another possibility is lack of proper occlusion when closing the mouth or biting or chewing the food. If it is because of improper occlusion then it requires corection of occlusion . Your dentist can diagnose the reason for the cheek bite and treat accordingly. Hope the information will help you.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
Hello there,

cheek bite is a common problem but often leads to serious complications and so cannot be neglected. frequent cheek biting leads to indentation marks on cheek it may cause ulceration, white chronic patches may even progress to cancer. Few tips to avoid this habit;

. loose facial musculature at old age can be corrected by few facial exercises like blowing your cheek out one side followed by other,this may help tighten the muscle.

. consicious chewing of bubble gums tighten the cheek muscles,

. at night times bite blocks can be used to prevent cheek bite,

. selective grinding of sharp cuspal edges of teeth by a dentist helps in avoiding trauma to the tissue,

. stress and anxiety relief helps .

i hope you work over these tips , take care.
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Deepika Attresh's  Response
hello & welcome
as you complain that there is a regular cheek biting along with loose facial muscle some more reasons may be there like sharp cusp teeth, wisdom teeth etc.
due to age sometime even cusps of teeth become very sharp because of attrition lead to chronic chic biting.
Secondly if there is any tilted wisdom tooth that is going beyond arch upper or lower may cause cheek biting.
so visit your dentist once for further assistance.
thanks & take care
Answered: Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Inderpreet Singh's  Response
its a very common problem. go to a dentist and he will selectively grind the teeth from the cheek side making the edges round and your problem shall be solved
Answered: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vikas Poddar's  Response
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dear patient
your mother has to be very care full while eating food to avoid this problem if still its not possible than you have got only surgical options left to solve this problem.
kindly consult the surgeon to solve this if its getting serious.

take care
dr vikas poodar
Answered: Sat, 25 Feb 2012
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