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What could a white patch in the mouth mean? is it serious?

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Dr. Harold McKelvey
Dentistry 35 years experience
White patch in mouth: Any part of your mouth that is white or a different color could be a concern. It could be as simple as a food allergy or as serious as oral cancer. Although oral cancer is rare it should be taken very seriously. Schedule an appointment with your dentist for an evaluation.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
InfectionTraumaCanc: White patches inside the mouth can be caused by Infection Inflammation Trauma Cancer Other underlying conditions and Diseses Common infction are Thrush,bacteria ang viruses Allrgic reaction to food can cause inflammation,swelling and white patches Get it checked by your Family Doctor

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What is a dry patch in the mouth mean?

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Dr. Harold McKelvey
Dentistry 35 years experience
Dry patch in mouth.: Any part of your mouth that is not moist is a concern. It could be as simple as a food allergy or as serious as oral cancer. Although oral cancer is rare it should be taken very seriously. Schedule an appointment with your dentist for an evaluation.

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Last updated Apr 12, 2015

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