Q. What causes painless black crack inside cheek in a smoker?

Answered by
Dr. Smitha Yalavarthy
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 14, 2019 and last reviewed on: Sep 16, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have a black type of a crack on the inside of my cheek and lips, no pain, a bit of irritation, and kind of like a small bump. I am a daily smoker and drink occasionally. I noticed it only a week ago. I have been smoking for five years and drinking ocassionally these years.

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That is an ulcer caused due to biting (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apply Orafast gel on that and it will heal in 3 to 4 days. That is not an issue but please do not smoke. You know the complications of smoking. It is hard to stop a habit but if we try nothing is impossible. Take care and please inform me if your ulcer is healed or else we will go into the next level of medication.


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