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Leukoplakia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Leukoplakia (also leukoplasia) is a medical term describing white lesions that develop in the oral cavity when cells within the mucous membrane change. These lesions may appear on the inner cheeks, gums, lips, tongue, floor or roof of the mouth. Leukoplakia often occurs due to chronic irritation of the mucous membranes that line the mouth. In some cases, a bacterial, fungal or viral infection can cause leukoplakia. Leukoplakia is not usually painful and does not […]