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You visited a dentist and this is really great.
I am happy that he was not concerned and this is what i advised you that you should be relaxed as nothing is going to be wrong.
Yes i do feel that his decision is right.
you don't need any further visit for biopsy.
Dentist is not likely to miss any precancer or cancer.
What do u think it could be?
It's nothing serious for sure. It can be an irritated area secondary to usage of seed or might be due to a jagged tooth.
It might be an area which got burnt due to some food and has left a raw surface.
So the Words white lacy would not concern u?
Not at all dear.
No way. I am not really concerned about this.
But yes i am concerned about you because you are over stressing yourself.
Yes I am. I think I might need a therapist
Yes there is no harm in visiting a therapist because by stressing so much you will ruin your health.
But first try yourself to be strong.
You yourself are the best therapist for you.
How long will it take for my risk to down from using smokeless tobacco. I've been quit for 3 months
It takes one year that you get most of the benefits of quitting smoking.
So in this much time your risk goes down significantly.
What about dipping smokeless tobacvo
The risk for smokeless tobacco decreases more rapidly.
A bit different
because in smokeless tobacco the risks are more at local site of usage.
So the risks decreases more rapidly.
OK. So if this was a cancer it would grow , right
yes and this was likely to give you enlarged nodes which you don't have.
Can precancerous cells heal themselves
Yes if the risk factor is removed they are likely to heal.
so this might be a callous or something from the seeds that may or may not go away?
Yes but it will go away.
It's not likely to stay forever.
OK so I guess since its been the same size for a few weeks is probably a good sign?
definitely this itself indicates that it's not cancer.
OK doc. Thanku for helping me during my struggles
You are most welcome.
Rest assured that i am here for you anytime.