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Flap of skin on inside of cheeks (Image)

Patient: There’s a flap of skin on the inside of my cheeks on both sides near my upper teeth what is this?

 

 

Doctor: A small skin flap near the upper molars is most likely the salivary gland opening. In some individuals, it’s a little more prominent.

 

 

The flap could also be due to chronic irritation or trauma to cheek mucosa because of sharp margins of teeth, restorations etc. I think there is nothing to worry just get yourself clinically examined if it’s because of the sharp teeth margins, rounding of edges may be required. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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