Say, that is a pretty good site. See, I've been chewing about a tin or maybe two a week for three years now. Maybe a little less than three and I don't really have any mouth problems but i get a sore jaw and now my gum is really swollen and hard under my tooth on my gum. Can an abcessed tooth be hard and not squishy like most. I'm sure I don't have too much to worry about because the thing came suddenly and it was very red and sore but now it's not sore at all. Did you ever chew or smoke?