A 44-year-old member asked:
how common is leukoplakia?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Daniel Sampson answered
26 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.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Kevin Hanley answered
43 years experience Orthodontics
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 and some not. If the leukoplakia comes and goes, it is probably benign. However, if it remains for a long time, or changes in appearance, this may be an indication of some disease process. See a dentist to have such areas evaluated.
Answered on Nov 9, 2015
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