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Old 03-26-2006, 02:34 AM   #1
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Black dot in mouth

Hello,

I have a small black dot on the inside of my mouth, somewhere above the ends of my bottom teeth. What could this possibly be? Sorry if this is trivial.

Thanks.

 
Old 03-26-2006, 06:14 AM   #2
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Re: Black dot in mouth

Is it on the inside of your cheek? It's possible you bit it.

 
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:15 AM   #3
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Re: Black dot in mouth

Yes on the inside of my cheeks.

 
Old 05-07-2007, 10:47 PM   #4
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Re: Black dot in mouth

Mate, i have the exact same dot.. and it doesnt look good, its like a small dot exactly where yours is.. its black... and i can feel a bump over it with my tongue.. wonder what it is..

 
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Re: Black dot in mouth

It's probably a blood blister caused by biting your cheek. There is a tremendous close-to-the-surface blood supply in the mouth, so if you nip a blood vessel, this can keep it going a bit. Keep an eye on it, but they can last quite a while.

 
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Re: Black dot in mouth

You should get checked out by a dentist. They are trained to recognize the early signs of leukoplakia, which is mouth cancer. If you frequently bite the insides of your cheeks (some people do it by habit, others do it at night while sleeping and don't realize it), then it's possible to develop it over time.

I'd get it checked out just to be sure.

 
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Is it on the inside of your cheek? It's possible you bit it.

 
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If you smoke or happen to use chewing tobacco, the chance of mouth cancer increases. It could be from biting your cheek, as other suggested... keep an eye on it. If it doesn't seem to improve soon then it's best of have it checked out.

 
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You can get mouth cancer from biting your cheeks? surely that cant be right

 
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You can get mouth cancer from biting your cheeks? surely that cant be right
I'm not sure that biting your cheeks will actually cause cancer.. it may be one of those things that doesn't help your chances if something else is a possible cause.

I remember reading a thread on this site about a woman who had a bad habit of biting her cheek when nervous and her dentist told her she really needed to stop because it could lead to cancer. It was a very vague summary of a conversation, so who really knows what he was actually getting at.

It seems possible that if there is a chance of mouth cancer, then having open sores won't help prevent it.

 
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Re: Black dot in mouth

The reason why biting the insides of your cheeks can lead to mouth cancer is because, for someone who does it very frequently, they are constantly distressing the skin tissue. Over time, with constant irritation and a constant having to heal, the skin tissue inside the cheeks begins to change and mutate. That's where the possibility of mouth cancer begins. Although it's not an immediate threat, it's one of those things that has the potential to develop over time. That's why it's adviseable for someone who does it frequently to try to stop it as much as possible.

 
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Re: Black dot in mouth

I agree with Seraph, It's probably just a blood blister and it's probably nothing to worry about.

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