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I have a small hole in my inner cheek. My tooth catches it.

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I have a small hole in my inner cheek. My tooth catches it. I think it is cancer.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Welcome!! Do you want me to help you out once again?

Customer: Yes please
Dr. Shahzad MD :

What makes you think it's cancer?

Customer: I have looked on Internet and fear that it falls into oral cancer symptoms
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have a picture that I can see?

Customer: No unfortunately not
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I assure you that this is not oral cancer.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are thinking about this too much.

Customer: Could you explain why you think it is not oral cancer
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You have been to me previously as well and I am very sure that this is not oral cancer.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you smoke?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Or chew tobbaco?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

tobacco**

Customer: No.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Oral cancer happens in people who smoke or chew tobacco.

Customer: if not cancer what is it?
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Its just due to friction of the teeth.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Most likely due to wisdom tooth.

Customer: i have no wisdom teeth
Dr. Shahzad MD :

oh okay

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Your other teeth may be aligned properly

Customer: quite likely
Dr. Shahzad MD :

I do not think it is oral cancer at all.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that your anxiety is getting the better of you.

Customer: oh dear! So how can I treat the hole. It is white all around too.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you been seen for this as yet?

Customer: going to GP tomorrow.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Ok that's good

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If it's not bothering you it will not require treatment.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You should have it examined though.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you really want to be dead sure, you can request a biopsy.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer: Yes. I know you cannot tell without seeing it.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Again I want to reassure you that it is very unlikely that it is oral cancer.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Because you have no risk factors for it.

Customer: Thank you.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Patches now on both cheeks.
I will be seeing expert. Can you get cancer both sides.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
No it is extremely unlikely to get cancer on book cheeks. This is not cancer.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I so wish I could believe that. I have a sore throat as we'll and sores inside my nose