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Tobacco Cessation

Tobacco cessation is needed to reduce the ill effects caused by smoking and involves cognitive behavior therapy, intensive therapy, and nicotine replacement therapy. Behavior therapies include advice by a general physician and counseling from a psychotherapist. Pharmaceutical therapy involves nicotine replacement and other drugs like Bupropion, Varenicline, Nortriptyline, and Clonidine.

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Can tobacco chewing cause difficulty in mouth opening?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from mouth opening problem. My mouth does not open fully. I used to chew tobacco before. So how can I get rid of the disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your query and presentation of symptoms of reduced mouth opening can be due to most common reason that is oral submucous fibrosis in which there is a formation of thick fibrous bands below the mucosa of cheeks and lips leading to stiffening and difficulty in mout...  Read Full »

Can chewing tobacco cause reduced mouth opening?

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 »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

My gum turns black due to tobacco usage. Is this a serious issue?

Query: Hello doctor, I was chewing tobacco for the past few years. And I stopped it forever. But sometimes I have a little throbbing on my gums. And the color of my gums changed to black. Is this any serious disease?  Read Full »

Dr. Kandi Disha Dnyanendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is good that you stopped chewing tobacco. For how many years you had a habit of tobacco chewing? And what was the frequency? At what site you used to keep the tobacco? Does the change of color of your gums is limited or it is generalized? Do you have any burning s...  Read Full »

Will leaving tobacco chewing cure oral fibrosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a patient of oral fibrosis. Is it curable or not? And leaving tobacco is how much helpful?  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurav Kumar Pandey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Is flavored hookah injurious to our health?

Query: Hello doctor,Is flavored hookah injurious for our health or not? Please suggest me.   Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, it is injurious to health. However, it is considered less injurious than direct smoking, but still, it can cause all the harmful effects as that of smoking. So if you are concerned regarding health, then it should be avoided. For more information consult an in...  Read Full »

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