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

Answered by
Dr. Smitha Yalavarthy
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M

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.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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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