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A 40-year-old female asked:

Wat is beleived to b foliate papillae that isn't gong away, really getting worried !! have no dental insurance either, should i b worried of cancer ?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Worried: Your condition needs to be physically evaluated. Insurance or no insurance, you will need to be seen by your physician or dentist to have your problem diagnosed. Please call for an appointment. Can't be diagnosed over the internet.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist: the enlarged Foliate papillae are probably a reaction to a minor irritation such as infection or a reflux and you do not need to worry about them. However, a careful oral examination by your dentist can detect and explain most lesions, although the majority of these are benign. Remember that early detection increases the chances for a full recovery.

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Last updated Apr 13, 2018

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