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A 27-year-old female asked:

11days since 65yo dad started radiation for sinonasal extramedulary plasmacytma (good prognosis) yesterday he noticed a white patch on gum behind wisdom tooth (not ulcer). it pains when opening/closing mouth. whole tongue also pains. what could it be?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Radiation effect?: Rinse the area with an antiseptic mouth rinse and take a photo of the lesions. Discuss this finding with your physician and a virtual consult is also available on Healthtap. Keep well hydrated and further evaluation is recommended.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Radiation effect: Please report your dad's findings to his Oncologist and to his Dentist. This is a not uncommon, but manageable, situation.

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