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Dental and Oral Health (Adults)

Sore Cheeks

05/21/2011

Question:

I have swellings inside my cheeks for almost a year now that looks like scabs. It doesn`t bleed but very uncomfortable especially when I use spicy foods.

Answer:

The lesions you have described on your cheeks could come from a variety of diseases, allergies, and habits. It is impossible to diagnose your condition without a clinical exam. Make an appointment with your dentist or an oral pathologist. They should be able to diagnose the problem and provide you a solution to it.

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Response by:

D Stanley Sharples, DDS
Clinical Assistant Professor of Primary Care Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University