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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
37 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Uncommon: But not rare. It is just a thickening of the mucosa due to some type of irritation, whether it be mechanical or chemical.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Leukoplakia is not transmissable.
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A 39-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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
38 years experience Dentistry
White lesions: Leukoplakia arewhite lesions in the mouth and can be caused by different irritants.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maryam Chiani
28 years experience Dentistry
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is a very general term that simply means a white patch. You need to have it biopsied to determine exactly what it is so that the appropria ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Roccia
16 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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
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