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Leukoplakia

  1. 1. Leukoplakia For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  2. 2. What is Leukoplakia Leukoplakia is a precancerous lesion, with adherent white plaques or patches that develops on the tongue or the inside of the cheek as a response to chronic irritation. For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  3. 3. Causes of Leukoplakia <ul><li>Irritation from rough teeth or rough places on the dentures, fillings and crowns. </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking,chewing tobacco or snuff in the mouth for a long period of time. </li></ul><ul><li>Like other mouth ulcers, leukoplakia may become cancerous. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  4. 4. Symptoms of Leukoplakia <ul><li>Leukoplakia is a skin lesion with following characteristics : </li></ul><ul><li>LOCATION – </li></ul><ul><li>Usually on the tongue. </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe on the inside of the cheeks. </li></ul><ul><li>In females, occasionally on the genitals. </li></ul><ul><li>COLOUR – </li></ul><ul><li>Usually white or gray. </li></ul><ul><li>It could be red(erythroplakia). </li></ul><ul><li>TEXTURE – </li></ul><ul><li>Thick. </li></ul><ul><li>Slightly raised. </li></ul><ul><li>Hardened surface. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  5. 5. Possible Complications <ul><li>The lesion causes chronic discomfort. </li></ul><ul><li>Infection of the lesion is a possibility. </li></ul><ul><li>Oral cancer. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  6. 6. Exams and Tests <ul><li>Typical leukoplakia develops slowly over weeks to months, it may become rough in texture, sensitive to touch, heat, spicy foods or other irritation. </li></ul><ul><li>Biopsy of the lesion confirms the diagnosis. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  7. 7. Treatment <ul><li>The goal of the treatment is to eliminate the lesion. Removal of the source of irritation is important and may lead to disappearance of the lesion. </li></ul><ul><li>Dental causes such as rough teeth, irregular denture surface or fillings should be treated as soon as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking or other tobacco use should be stopped. </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical removal of the lesion under local anaesthesia. </li></ul><ul><li>Vitamin A or vitamin E supplements may shrink lesions. </li></ul>For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  8. 8. Prevention Minimize or stop smoking or other tobacco use. Have rough teeth treated and dental appliances repaired promptly. For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  9. 9. About Smile Care Author Name : Dr. Rachana Chindhade Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in the field of dentistry. Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and Scientific Publication in the field of dentistry and offers the synergistic benefit of these activities to all its clients. For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  10. 10. Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, Nashik, Kolhapur Email: [email_address] Tel: 91 -22-26400188 / 83 Fax 91-22-26416342 For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  11. 11. For more details visit http:// www.smilecareworld.com
  12. 12. Issued in Public Interest by For more details visit http://www.smilecareworld.com http://www.smilecareindia.com

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