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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My jaw has a bump, and my teeth seem to be shifting. Do I need jaw surgery to fix my open bite?

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 »

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