Have you noticed raised white patches on your gums, teeth or tongue? If so, you might be suffering from a condition known as leukoplakia. In the majority of cases, these lesions will not impact your smile and they will disappear within a short period of time.
However, there are other instances when it is wise to seek the advice of a dentist or a similar professional. Maintaining proper oral hygiene involves much more than your teeth alone. What are some of the warning signs that you may be suffering from a more serious illness?
– Having difficulty chewing, swallowing or otherwise moving your jaw.
– If the white patches develop purple or red spots within their confines.
– Any type of sore that does not disappear after more than two weeks has elapsed.
“As with most health conditions, there is no single or definitive cause for leukoplakia.”