cheek bite


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cheek bite

Trauma to or irritation of the buccal mucosa, usually caused by unintentional injury, e.g., from habitual clenching or grinding of the teeth.
See also: bite
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Concern that the cheek bite might have been caused by a seizure prompted testing of his BLL, which was 123 [micro]g/dL (CDC's level of concern = [greater than or equal to] 10 [micro]g/dL).
But for some people this happens so frequently that medical intervention becomes inevitable, as in the case of 24- year- old Akanksha Mago who bore the brunt of painful cheek bites throughout her adolescence.
They can be caused by food allergies, mouth injuries or irritations (from cheek bites or rough foods, or from eating certain "trigger" foods such as chocolate or acidic foods such as tomatoes or pineapple), menstrual periods, viral infections, immune system problems, poor nutrition, and emotional stress.