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What are the symptoms of oral leukoplakia?

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Dr. Scott Pope
Dentistry 29 years experience
Irritation to tissue: Leukoplakia is like a calus of tissue on mucous membranes that is caused by chronic irritation. Usually asymptomatic in nature. Often appears as a white lesion on the tissue.
Dr. Joseph Ilacqua
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 48 years experience
Thanks for asking!: Leukoplakia is a general term given to a white looking patch in the mouth. You cannot make a definitive diagnosis without a biopsy. Many oral lesions may look white but have different microscopic diagnoses. Most leukoplakia do not cause symptoms. However if they are symptomatic a biopsy may be indicated. You should consult an oral surgeon for an evaluation.

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