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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Mcnay
26 years experience Dentistry
White lesions: White lesions can become cancerous. It is best to have a dentist look with his eyes and track the spot. If necessary a biopsy may be in order. I hope ... Read More
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
White patches can be: Leukoplakia, or candida, or absolutely nothing...Need to have a professional look. I could say open your mouth and say ahhh, but i can't see your doct ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Has to be seen and..: White patches in your mouth could be any number of things. See an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. Unless the oral surgeon knows what it is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Nabrinsky
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Unlikely: If you are smoker, tobacco chewer, etc, you may have precancerous leukoplakia or similar. SEE THE DENTIST!
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
You're right: It is rare. But never impossible. My previous advice still stands... have it examined. You want reassurance that your lesion is nothing to worry about ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Terry
29 years experience Dentistry
Cancer can be Viral: The chances of developing oral cancer beenincreasing lately in the US and worldwide. Oral cancers are now being traced to the Human Papilloma Virus ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Have it evaluated: Any lesion like that that has not resolved on its own in a two to three week period should be examined. See a local oral surgeon for guidance.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See a dentist or OS: When there is rough patch on your tongue, you'd better take immediate measures to find out its reason. See your dentist for examination.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shishir Shah
41 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: But it is always recommended to get Oral cancer screening done once every two years at the minimum. So if you are due for one, it will be a very good ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably not: Hi Probably it's not cancer. With tobacco products, the bigger risk for oral cancers are with chewing tobacco. Even in heavy users, it's very rare to ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
43 years experience Dentistry
White Patches: White patches in the mouth can be from a variety of causes including bite trauma, irritations from a poorly fitting dental appliance, overgrowth of a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Need an exam: While there are a number of causes of white patches in the mouth, the fact that it involves the whole mouth suggests Candidiasis, Leukoplakia or Liche ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not aware: Not aware of any link, but if you have a lesion in your mouth that is different from your normal looking gum, go see a doctor or dentist.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
34 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Not always: It could be pre-cancerous inflammation that will resolve once smoking habit is gone. The only way to know for sure what is going on is by having an ev ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Almost unheard of: in a person of your age. However, infection is a real possibility. You have health insurance coverage. You should see your GP and have this checked ... Read More

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