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One of my friend his mouth is notopening properlly like 2 or three fingers can go inside his mouth.He is 20 right now But he used to eat taboco like chewing Now he smokes so just felt bad for him. Please advise.

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He has a condition called oral submucous fibrosis caused because of tobacco and betel chewing. It is dangerous and can progress to cancer. Ask him to stop the habit immediately and visit the dentist to treat the condition before it progresses to very advanced stage.
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Most likely diagnosis is indeed Oral Submucous fibrosis. As for treatment, first and foremost, quit all tobacco and other habits, including paan and supari chewing. Then see a dentist or an Oral Surgeon and get a thorough evaluation.
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Stop the habit then do mouth opening exercises.
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