Oral submucous fibrosis is a precancerous lesion of the oral cavity characterized by advancing fibrosis of the submucous tissues resulting in tissue rigidity and limiting mouth opening. The most common cause of this condition is betel nut chewing. Mild to moderate cases can be reversed by habit cessation and strenuous mouth opening exercise. In contrast, severe fibrosis might require surgical intervention.
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Query: Hi doctor, I can barely open my mouth up to three fingers space. Is it bad or normal? I have never noticed this before, only recently I happen to see this. I chew tobacco. Is that causing it? Is it serious? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem is very common amongst regular tobacco chewers. Tobacco, beetle nuts, etc., especially when mixed with limestone, damages the mouth walls on the sides if it is frequently placed. This frequent injury and healing process forms scar tissue of fibroblasts origi... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a patient of oral fibrosis. Is it curable or not? And leaving tobacco is how much helpful? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Oral submucous fibrosis is a common premalignant condition. Main causes are tobacco-gutkha, beetle nut. In this condition the most important thing is to stop the habit immediately. There are many treatment therapies available like steroids, vitamin therapy, an oral e... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have got ulcers in my mouth due to chewing pan masala, and I have stopped eating it now. I am unable to eat spicy food and hot foods. I have developed stiffness in my inner mouth. So I am unable to open my mouth. Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms and signs indicate that you have a white lesion. I need to check your cheek area and if you can send a photograph with an open mouth, focus on the cheek region so that I can precisely see and say you the current condition. It can be oral submucous fibrosis... Read Full »