Sharp Cusp Tips

The cusp is the elevated part of a tooth's biting surface. When this cusp is sharp, it can injure your cheeks or tongue while chewing, resulting in oral ulcers. These sharp cusp tips can be rounded off by a dentist.

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I have intense pain in my lower wisdom teeth. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having intense pain in my lower wisdom tooth that is making my neck, shoulder, and head hurt badly. This just started up around 6 PM today. I have been taking Ibuprofen, but nothing is working. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Considering your age, your lower wisdom tooth should be erupting to its position. The pain is due to the soreness of the gums around the tooth as the wisdom tooth erupts. Also, when the upper last molar on that side hits the lower gum region, it causes injury and hence th...  Read Full »

What are the causes of inner cheek pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom tooth is a tiny bit crooked so it scraped my cheek. Now the tooth is straighter but still it hurts. What is it?   Read Full »

Dr. Avinash Bettahalli

Dentist, Endodontist, Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Oral Implantologist, Orthodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The condition which you are reporting is called a cheek bite. I understand that it can be very annoying at times. The main and important cause for cheek bite is irregularly placed (buccally placed, meaning placed towards the cheeks) teeth. The most common teeth or tooth...  Read Full »

Can oral mucocele recur at the same region in the mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with oral mucocele on the lower lip before three months. I underwent surgery to remove the lesion and it was sent for histopathological examination. The exam report suggested it as a simple retention cyst and the excision was complete. After eight to nine days of su...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhivya Priya J

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for giving me a chance to answer your query and I will give my opinion. I have gone through your query and the picture attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would also like to assure you that the condition is not associated with malignan...  Read Full »

There is a sore on my tongue which is recurring at the same spot. Is it cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,The lateral edge of my tongue has a sore which is recurring on the same spot from the last six months and it is painless. It gets cured but keeps coming back after some days. I consulted a few ENT doctors. I was given a vitamin tablet, but nothing helped. My uric acid level is 9.2 and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

ENT Otolaryngologist, Audiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A recurring ulcer at the same site which is getting cured completely in between is a sign of some chronic irritation that might be due to a sharp tooth or tobacco use. As the ulcer gets healed, it means that it is not malignant. But, it would be better to get it examin...  Read Full »

What causes burning tongue with inflamed red bumps on it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning tongue. I have had the burning sensation for about three weeks. I have small inflamed flat red bumps on the tip of my tongue and it looks smooth but only on the tip of my tongue. I have noticed a thickening on the right side of my tongue where the white line on the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Swellings over the tongue and buring sensation can be due to tons of reasons. Most of them are quite serious and need immediate attention. But in your case, it might be due to ulceration from the sharp tooth. Kindly feel the lower front teeth and upper and lower t...  Read Full »

What causes white spots on the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some white spot on my tongue. I researched on the internet and it looks like white oral cancer lesion. Any of your thoughts will be appreciable. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Michael Steven Korn


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Most often these types of lesions (attachment removed to protect patient identity) are from frictional keratosis that is a soft tissue becomes tough and white due to continuous friction over time. If you were to go and see an oral surgeon for evaluation and possible biops...  Read Full »

Why do my cheeks feel sore after placing a temporary bridge?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tooth extraction and a temporary bridge on my back upper teeth. The temporary bridge broke and I got another one. After this, I started to have some soreness in my left cheek and left side of my tongue. My cheek feels swollen and sore. I noticed two white bumps on the inner side o...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Menon


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Some patients develop allergic reactions towards the resins used in temporary crowns. But, since you already had one earlier, allergy can be ruled out. If the margins of the bridge are irregular and sharp, then it can cause discomfort. The signs can be ulcers or inflammat...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bump in place of a wisdom tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a kind of bump on the side where my bottom wisdom tooth was. Also, there appears to be a little hole in the area with white stuff on it. It is behind my last bottom tooth where the wisdom tooth was removed years ago. It is sore to touch. I have attached the photo. It is not the whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that your upper wisdom tooth (if it is present or the last molar) has grown more downwards making direct contact with the gums leading to ulceration and soreness (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you removed lower wisdom tooth years ago, the up...  Read Full »

I bit the inside of my cheek and now it is swollen. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, For the last two months, I am having small swelling inside the cheek. Also, there is some stiffness in the right throat, but not now. With general surgeon prescription I have used Metrogyl, Diataal, Tinidazole and vitamin tablets. But, still swelling is there and also I am getting some re...  Read Full »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia


Answer: Hi, Welcome to  Read Full »

What is linea alba on the cheek?

Query: Hello doctor, I have white lining on both sides of inner cheek between lower and upper teeth from the last three months. l feel raised line when I wake up in the morning. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Menon


Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is quite normal. Unless you have pain and irritation at the area. This is called linea alba. In case you get itching and pain, then please consult your dentist for physical evaluation. For further doubts consult a dentist online -->  Read Full »

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