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is leukoplakia curable

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience Dentistry
No : Leukoplakia is not a disease but a description of an affected area in your mouth.
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is merely a description of a thickened, white patch. It usually is not dangerous but can lead to other serious lesions. If you smoke or dr ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Beck
10 years experience Dentistry
Usually: Leukoplakia by definition is a white patch inside the mouth. It could be any number of things from candidiasis to frictional keratosis (rubbing basic ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Forms of leukoplakia are not limited by age. It is more common in adults due to chronic habits and longer exposure. This tissue change noted by a whit ... Read More
Dr. Jennifer Goldman
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes: You can have it at any age and if it doesn't go away within 2 weeks you should get it checked out by a dentist or doctor.
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Reference Site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not in and of itself: Leukoplakia is an overgrowth of the top layer of the skin or mucous membrane. Similar to a callous, it occurs due to chronic irritation, quite frequen ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Hairy Leukoplakia: Hairy Leukoplakia occurs in immunocompromised patients. If you think you have this condition see a doctor for an exam and diagnosis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Alper
20 years experience Dentistry
It might. : Leukoplakia is usually non-cancerous, but studies show that 5-25% of the time leukoplakias are premalignant. Meaning if not treated they could turn c ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is white patches in the mouth on the cheeks or tongue. It is often caused by irritation from rough fillings or ill-fitting dentures. It is ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Bladder leukoplakia: This is an issue you would need to discuss with your urologist
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Patterson
42 years experience Family Medicine
Leuko/Erythroplakia: I have attached links to 2 really thorough articles on both of these topics- http://tinyurl.Com/3sbuyyf http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/erythroplakia.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Alper
20 years experience Dentistry
White spots.: Leukoplakia are white patches in the soft tissue of the mouth. If you see white patches that dont wipe off it may be leukoplakia. Check with you ... Read More

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