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problem in opening of mouth
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problem in opening of mouth

i have regularly used "Panmasala" and "Gutkha" over a period of 5 years." pan masala and gutkha are the mixture of lime, tobacco and bettle nuts".  now I have problems related with gums ( as they turn their color pinkish to little white).
and i have problems to open my mouth. they open so little . so what i have to do?
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The use of those products have been associated with an increased risk in developing oral cancer.

You should see a dentist or Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for a prompt evaluation and oral cancer screening examination.


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