This condition is known as oral submucous fibrosis. Thats good if u have left the habit completely. It can be treated with medication but it will take time. Do feel difficulty in taking spicy food as well. Consult me I ll prescribe you the medication.
Your complaint is suggestive of a condition called oral submucous fibrosis. The good thing you have done is quit your habit. But, you will need to initiate treatment for this condition at the earliest. Please do not ignore as it might progress to something even more serious.
The condition you are having is called orla submucous fibrosis. In this the mouth opening is reduced drastically and it is associated with gutkha chewing. Start taking fibro-sm capsules twice daily for 3 months and also start doing exercises for mouth opening.
This is due to constant gutka chewing, it is god that you have left gutka at all, now follow the treatment regularly, you are advised to do mouth opening exercise with muscle relaxant and warm saline gargles, and get oral prophylaxis done and use regular mouth wash and regular mouth opening exercise, observe for four weeks and, there wil be improvement, and than we will proceed with further treatment which may be inj xylocaine with hydro cortisone on inner side of cheek on hardened muscles on alternate days for 2 weeks. It will definitely improve. Discuus after a month again.
You have probably developed a condition known as oral submucous fibrosis due to long term gutkha usage. Did you also use supari (betelnut)? have you recently noted some increased difficulty with spicy food? You need to see an oral & maxillofacial surgeon to confirm the diagnosis and suggest appropriate treatment.
This is very common with such oral habits. There are certain medicines and exercises which help resolving your problem. And also at times certain injections also give you relief. Please get it checked.
You seem to be suffering from osmf. Visit a dentist & get the exact situation evaluated. Buy if the opening is only 1/2 inch as you described, a surgical intervention is necessary.
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