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Leukoplakia or white spot inside the mouth

Sometimes you may notice the whiteness of a part of the tongue or see white plaques on the tongue and white sores around the tongue. White sores inside the mouth or white spots on the tongue are called leukoplakia. Leukoplakia is one of the types of oral diseases for which you should see an oral specialist in Canada. Leukoplakia (white spots inside the mouth or white grains on the tongue) is not painful, but it should be treated as soon as possible, because sometimes it may be a precancerous lesion. Leukoplakia is often white in color. Some of the signs of leukoplakia are the appearance of white grains on the tongue, white spots on the gums, or the whiteness of the roof of the mouth and the whiteness of the surface of the tongue and white spots under the tongue.

The cause of leukoplakia (white spots inside the mouth or around the tongue)

  • Excessive consumption of tobacco, especially tobacco.
  • Medicines or various agents that weaken the immune system. Such as: human papilloma virus, chemotherapy, HIV, performing major surgeries
  • Injury and ulceration in the mouth.
  • Excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Poor dental and oral hygiene.
  • Wounds caused by dentures not fitting in the mouth.

Care recommendations and referral to a specialist in oral and maxillofacial diseases

Taking into account the following recommendations, the percentage of leukoplakia (white sores on the tongue) will decrease, or if it occurs, the treatment period will be shorter and with fewer complications.

  • Providing nutrients and minerals to the body
  • Not using tobacco
  • Not using hot, sweet or spicy foods
  • Attention to oral hygiene
  • Repairing decayed or damaged teeth to prevent dental problems

If you see any change in the shape of the sores in the mouth or any unusual changes, you should see an oral specialist. Oral and maxillofacial pathology specialist diagnoses the cause of leukoplakia by performing tests and examinations. The presence of white sores on the tongue may be signs of disease and bacterial growth. Oral pathology specialist will start the treatment process with the necessary recommendations.



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