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Cheek Bite

Cheek bite is a condition where there is continued biting of cheeks inside the mouth. It is commonly seen in patients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. It usually occurs due to stress and anxiety. Repetitive biting of cheeks results in mouth ulcers and sores inside the mouth.

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I have a chronic dull pain in my wisdom tooth region. How to cure it?

Query: Hi doctor, My wisdom tooth has been coming out for two years now, and there has always been a dull pain, but sometimes it gets really bad, and my teeth cut into my cheeks. On days like these, I cannot eat anything or have anything that has too much salt; otherwise, the cuts start to sting. I also ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You need to either get one from either side removed or take painkillers until your exam is over. Extraction will not make you ill; you need to spend a day only, and you can do your regular work after a single day. I hope my answer will help you...  Read Full »

What is the cut in the mouth of a patient with lichen planus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with oral lichen planus a year back and now I can feel a small cut like thing in mouth again. Can you help me up to diagnose if this is a normal cut or some other thing. I am 30 years old male.  Read Full »

Dr. Himayoon Majeed Mir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The cut you are referring to seems to be due to cheek bite (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I need to know if there is any pain in the cut or pain on taking any specific food or liquid. I need to know when where you diagnosed with lichen planus. And ...  Read Full »

What are that hardball-like thing and brown spots inside my mouth?

Query: Hi doctor,While sleeping, I somehow bit my cheek. Then I felt there was a hardball-like thing inside of it. It was not on the surface but inside. When I looked with my flashlight, I also saw tiny brown dots inside of my mouth.  Read Full »

Dr. Rakshana Devi M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are well. Thanks for approaching icliniq. I saw your query, and I will help you solve your doubts. Cheek biting is seen in bruxism. There are certain appliances for stopping the habit of bruxism. I cannot understand what hardball is? I hope it is...  Read Full »

Why is my bite wound not healing from a month?

Query: Hi doctor, About a month ago, I bit my cheeks while eating. I still have a small gray circular spot inside the cheek. It has lessened in color and size, but is still there. It does not hurt and is not a lump. What is it? Should I be worried? It feels like the rest of my cheek except it has a faint g...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry about it. If it becomes painful and fails to heal completely in the next two weeks or have drainage from it or if you develop fever, then I would suggest using topical medication like topical Metronidazole gel.   Read Full »

I feel a lump on my jaw, making my teeth move. Do I need surgery?

Query: Hello doctor,Back of my jaw has a bump, and my teeth seem to be shifting. Do I need jaw surgery to fix my open bite? Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Madeena Banu

Answer: Hello doctor, The bump developed seems to be on your cheeks from the photo you shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Also, your lower second molars are erupting now, so the pain can be due to the eruption of that tooth. Even due to new tooth eruption, you may bite your cheek whil...  Read Full »

I suffer from mild wisdom tooth pain and cheek bites. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,One of my wisdom teeth is growing in at an angle. It does not feel impacted but it is digging into my cheek which resulted in a cut, and the tooth agitates the cut whenever I move my jaw. The pain is not bad but still, I was wondering if it is necessary to remove it.  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Saketh. G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since it is causing trouble to your cheek and cuts as well, my suggestion would be to get that wisdom tooth removed. If at all you do not want tooth removal, that tooth can be checked and any sharp margins if present can be rounded off. That decreases the trouble, but i...  Read Full »

I have painless pink bumps on my tongue. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small painless pink bump on the left side of my tongue for the past six weeks. I am taking tablets for high blood pressure, acid reflux, cholesterol, over-the-counter allergy tablets, and Theo-24 for asthma. I had done blood test two weeks ago and the results were normal. What co...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have bilateral nodules on both sides of the tongue. They are of normal color and could be due to traumatic cheek bites or food burns. They are not cancerous. But I suggest g...  Read Full »

How to treat white patches in the mouth due to cheek biting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I had cheek biting on the left side and left upper wisdom tooth was removed a month back. After that, cheek biting has subsided. Now, I have noticed white line and patch adjacent to lower left wisdom teeth and some white dots over the cheek. Near it, there is n...  Read Full »

Dr. Tinu Thampy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The white patch and line seen on the buccal mucosa may be due to the cheek biting. The upper left wisdom tooth has been extracted hardly one month back. It will take another 3 to 6 months for these white patches to disappear. If it still persists, do trimming of the s...  Read Full »

How to treat a lump inside the cheek?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a small lump inside my left cheek. It has been there for about three days. There is no pain, but when I push it with my tongue or if I hit that then it will be painful. I am attaching a photo. Does it look serious? I have to wait for two weeks until my appointment with a dentist....  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need not have to worry much as it is nothing serious. It is a swelling along with ulcer formation of cheek due to biting of cheek by the corresponding upper and lower teeth. The upper tooth nearby to the ulcer is not in shape which results in the cheeks getting stuc...  Read Full »

I bite my cheek every time during chewing and even during rest. Please help?

Query: Hi doctor, Every time I bite down, I bite my cheek, and it is really painful to eat, which started today. Also, when just resting my mouth, it is painful to close it because I bite a piece of my cheek. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhargav Reddy Gutha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Upon review, cheek bite can be the reason and it can be due to the following. Cheek bite could be due to protrusion of tooth outside of the socket, either upper or lower, which brings the cheek in between teeth-probable cause bruxism. Another cause of cheek bite could b...  Read Full »

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