Tobacco's Oral Health Impact Explored

Tobacco's Oral Health Impact Explored
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Mrs. Sofia-D. Parlavantza and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

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I'm experiencing mouth issues from chewing tobacco. What should I do next?



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The chemicals present in tobacco can have detrimental effects on various systems in the body. Chewing tobacco is particularly associated with the development of oral squamous cell carcinoma, a type of oral cancer. The carcinogenic pathways involved can be complex, contributing to its significant impact on health. Oral cancer ranks among the top causes of cancer-related deaths globally, highlighting the seriousness of tobacco's carcinogenic effects.



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