White patch on cheek

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Hi everyone I had been biting my lips and sucking my cheek and developed marks and on the side where I was sucking my cheek it was rough and had tried stopping and most of it went away but noticed that it was still rough on a small section and when I checked I had a white line ...it us really white. I went and got some mouth antiseptic to put on it but it didnt help and when I went to the dr she said they will do a biopsy...I am terrified and don't get to do the biopsy until next week and then have to wait for however long it takes to get results. Has anyone else had this before and if so what was it. I really am so scared ..

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    hi, do you clench, grind your teeth at all? do you bite your inside cheek? reason i ask is cos doing this can cause marks on the cheek...alot of which are white marks. ive had a mark in my cheek for a while now...im due to see my dentist next week about it...its more round tho and in one section. i clench, bite my cheek as well as suck! i have TMJ so alot of issues regarding this. im super nervous about going to the dentist incase its something bad. mine causes no pain and hasnt grown but it is where i suck my cheek etc. i dont smoke and very rarely drink. im terrified too. but ive spoken to a few poeple who have said they develope such marks through fiddling with their cheek.

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      this is mine. its a little whiter in person. but where i suck my cheek is the same area also suck my tongue in and now that has a little white mark but not exactly like this one! but i do suck my cheek alot.

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    Thank you Kayleigh for your reply and for pic. Mine is kind of like a thick line or actually small leaf shaped and feels rough when I feel it with my tongue..

    It also is much whiter and doesn't hurt.

    Yes I do grind my teeth in my sleep so may need to get a mouth guard thing .

    I got an earlier appt with the specialist tomorrow evening. I am sooo scared.

    I have been biting and sucking my lip and cheek for months now and have stopped now but think I still do it in my sleep.

    I am glad you're going to get yours checked and hope all will be fine ...

    Thank You again for response

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      mine feels different to rest of my cheek when i touch it with my tongue. i hope you get it sorted!! you may have juts scarred the side of your cheek. keep me updated on how it goes. good luck.

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      Hi Kayleigh.. went to see a specialist today and I was really packing it but he said it looked ok..have some trauma caused by tooth and that sometimes plaque can grow but he said it does not look like that but he will see me again in four weeks to see how it is going ...

      How is yours? Has it gone? How long have u had it? I've hard the rough thing on my cheek for a while and not sure when the white happened..im trying so hard not to suck my cheek but sometimes do it unconsciously and prob still grind my teeth in my sleep..i have woken up and had broken my tooth in my sleep once..

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      oh, thats brilliant! did he say it was due to trauma? did he say what it was?

      im due to see my dentist next week and im super nervous incase its something bad! i really do suck my cheek alot and its in that area so im assuming its that. ive noticed it last couple of months, hasnt grown or out. its just there!!

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      Hi Kayleigh...I was so relieved ..w..when I went in I just blurted out how scared I was ..h..he was nice about it.

      He didn't really say what it was but he said he could see the teeth marks in my mouth..he just said it didn't look like anything bad.

      Sometimes he said plaque stuff grows and that can sometimes turn bad but that it didn't look like that...I go back in 4 weeks to see how it is going..I think I was so stressed and relieved it wasn't looking like something bad. I get real bad anxiety so it didn't help.

      Please let me know how it goes with the dentist next week.

      I understand you being nervous though.

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      well mine is like its a brighter pink the the middle but abit whiter if that even makes sence...its like the pic above but looks whiter when a light is put on it. im so aware if it now too so its like my brain has imagined up pain or odd feeling around it. im preparing myself for the worse!! i do suck that cheek in alot but so many horrible things on google.

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      hi! been to see my dentist today. told me its defo not cancer!! which is what i was worried about and its due to me biting and sucking my cheek in. being fitted for a mouth guard. very relieved. thank you for your kind words. hope your doing ok.

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