A 32-year-old member asked:
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can i have leukoplakia at 15?

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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 white lesion can be a normal abnormality or more serious concern. One type is when teen uses smokeless tobacco. The area holding the pinch will turn white and uneven. Not normal. Can become cancerous. Talk with your dentist.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Jennifer Goldman
31 years experience Dentistry
Yes: You can have it at any age and if it doesn't go away within 2 weeks you should get it checked out by a dentist or doctor.
Answered on Jun 10, 2013
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Reference Site: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002041/.
Answered on Mar 13, 2013

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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Uncommon: But not rare. It is just a thickening of the mucosa due to some type of irritation, whether it be mechanical or chemical.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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No: Leukoplakia is not transmissable.
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