Leukoplakia is a condition in involving thick white patches on your gums, the insides of your cheeks, the bottom of your mouth and, occassionally, your tongue.
The cause of leukoplakia is unknown, but tobacco is considered to be the main culprit in its development.
Leukoplakia usually isn't dangerous, and most leukoplakia patches are benign. A very small percentage show early signs of cancer, and many cancers of the mouth occur next to areas of leukoplakia. For that reason, it's best to consult with your dentist
if you have unusual changes in your mouth.
For most people, stopping tobacco use will clear up the condition. If this isn't effective, then your dentist may remove these patches with a scalpel or laser.
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