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I have a line inside my mouth on both sides. It was raised

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I have a white line...
I have a white line inside my mouth on both sides. It was raised but I have been using mouthwash and it seems to have gone down. It hurts a little when I chew.
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Customer: no swelling. no real tooth pain. just jaw hurts when I chew
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Customer: its a raised white line on each side of the inside of my mouth between my upper and lower teeth. And it hurts a little to chew (not my teeth) but my jaw
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Dentist: Dr. G, Dentist replied 1 year ago
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Do you happen to have a picture of the area you are describing? This sounds like what is called linea alba and is caused from cheek biting. I have attached a picture.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
that looks like it. What can I do about it?
Dentist: Dr. G, Dentist replied 1 year ago

Basically all you can do is if it gets severe have your dentist fabricate a mouth guard for wear at night. During the day try to consciously not bite your cheek. If you have a malocclusion (bite that is off) braces may help correct the situation also. Please let me know if there is anything else I can answer for you. If you wouldn't mind also taking a moment to rate my service I would appreciate it :)

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Dentist: Dr. G, Dentist replied 1 year ago

Posterior cross bites can predispose you to the situation you describe. I've attached a cross bite picture to help you understand if you have this. Normally the top jaw teeth should be wider (outside) of the bottom teeth.

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Dentist: Dr. G, Dentist replied 1 year ago

Anything else I can answer for you?

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Dentist: Dr. G, Dentist replied 1 year ago

Just let me know and as mentioned about i'd appreciate if you could leave a rating :).

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Dentist: Dr. G, Dentist replied 1 year ago

Anything else I can do for you?

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