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Leukoplakia

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
Dentistry 38 years experience
White patch: Leukoplakia is a medical term for a flat white lesion on the mucous membranes of the mouth (but possibly elsewhere also). They are not easily scraped... Read More
Dr. David Schneider
Dentistry 38 years experience
White lesion: An area of increased or thickening of the skin at the site. It must be monitored and possibly biopsied to make certain that it is benign. Areas of l... Read More
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Not much: First you need a diagnosis. The only way to get one is to have a biopsy of the area. Leukoplakia is latin for "white patch". It is used only to descri... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Not by itself: By itself leukoplakia is not lethal. In many cases it can lead to oral cancer which needs to be treated early and appropriately. Oral cancers can prov... Read More
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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No: However sometimes it is a precursor to a squamous cell cancer which after years may develop from leukoplakia.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Uncommon: But not rare. It is just a thickening of the mucosa due to some type of irritation, whether it be mechanical or chemical.
Dr. Kevin Hanley
Orthodontics 43 years experience
Pretty common: Leukoplakia means "white patch".This is a fairly common occurrence on the cheeks inside the mouth. There are many causes of leukoplakia, some serious ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
No: Leukoplakia is not transmissable.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
White lesions: Leukoplakia arewhite lesions in the mouth and can be caused by different irritants.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 29 years experience
Leukoplakia: Mouth sores can be annoying or painful without being harmful. Other times they can indicate a more serious condition. You should check with your denti... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 17 years experience
By exclusion: Leukoplakia is simply an unknown white area in your mouth. If you see such an area, it should be evaluated and often biopsied to determine the exact ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia in an inflammatory cellular response related to the involved tissue being exposed to some caustic substance like smoke or chew. It may of... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
Dentistry 48 years experience
Vety rare: yes there is always a possibility. Usually chronic long term irritation or micro trauma along with other factors can be the cause. Please consult oral... Read More

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