Leukoplakia is a condition in which thickened, white patches form on your gums, on the inside of your cheeks and sometimes on your tongue. These patches can’t easily be scraped off.
The cause of leukoplakia is unknown, but it’s considered to result from chronic irritation. Tobacco, either smoked or chewed, is the main culprit, but irritation can also come from other sources, such as long-term alcohol use.
Leukoplakia is the most common of all chronic mouth lesions. Although anyone can develop leukoplakia, it’s most common in older men. People with compromised immune systems sometimes develop an unusual form of the disorder called hairy leukoplakia.
In general, leukoplakia isn’t painful, but the patches may be sensitive when you touch them or eat spicy foods. Although the disorder usually isn’t dangerous, it can be serious. A small percentage of leukoplakic patches show early signs of cancer, and many cancers of the mouth occur next to areas of leukoplakia. For that reason, it’s best to see your dentist if you have unusual changes in your mouth lasting longer than a week.
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