A 24-year-old male asked:
what is oral submucous fibrosis and whst is it's symptoms, causes & treatment? pleade explain in brief.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla answered
32 years experience Periodontics
Areca Nut: Oral submucous fibrosis: progressive formation of collagen fibers under the skin of the mouth causing rigidity and eventual inability to open ones mouth. It is chiefly caused by chewing the areca nut (betel). It can lead to the developing of oral cancer.
Answered on Jan 27, 2015
Dr. Robert Hulbert answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Submucous Fibrosis: White patches with loss of tissue elasticity, could occour anywhere in the mouth. Cause is a hypersensitivity to dietary spices/peppers, and or continued chewing of 'betle nut'. There is no consistantly effective treatment, however streching exercises, and steroid injections into the lesion are least invasive. Surgery is done sometimes known as a releasing procedure. May develop into cancer.
Answered on Aug 2, 2013
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