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Old 01-04-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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Question Bit Inside of Cheek

Hey, I'm sure most of you here have accidentaly bitten the inside of your cheek at one time or another. I was just wondering if you've ever experienced anything like this or if I should get it checked out by my dentist...

About a week ago I chomped the inside of my cheek really hard & it hurt pretty bad. Well, I was looking in the mirror yesterday & noticed that beside the bite-mark is a tiny pinpoint-sized red mark. I get freaked out really easily & started worrying it was mouth cancer or something because I've never seen anything like this. Then someone told me it was probably a blood spot as a result from biting my cheek.

Has anyone else experienced something like this? Does this sound like something I should be worried about? I know this questions kinda weird, but I'm kinda worried... thanks for your time

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Old 01-04-2005, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: Bit Inside of Cheek

No need to worry at all. It's common to bite your cheek from time to time, more for others. It should heal in a couple of weeks at the longest. Sometimes if you have a molar or wisdom teeth coming it, it off sets your bite just a bit and your cheek gets in the way when you bite down. You will end up biting your cheek this way.

 
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Old 01-04-2005, 06:44 PM   #3
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Re: Bit Inside of Cheek

It is more common then you think. Rinse with warm salt water a couple of times a day. It will heal in about a week or two.

 
Old 01-05-2005, 08:02 AM   #4
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Re: Bit Inside of Cheek

Thanks for your input I guess that spot was nothing after all. I took a look in the mirror this morning & it was totally gone. I have horrible hypochondria (health anxiety) & I'm always assuming the worst possible case scenario about everything. I need to work on that!

Thanks for your time. Have a good one!

 
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