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lesions in the mouth


article by Raha Sepehrara

it is essential to visit the dentist regularly so that screening of the mouth can be carried out

we recently had a new patient coming from near Leicester in complaining of white patches on the inside of her mouth and was worried it may be oral cancer after reading about this terrible disease in a magazine.

white patches in the mouth can be due to:

- skin disorder

-fungal infection

-trauma, ie biting or aspirin burn

- oral cancer

it is therefore very important to see the dentist regularly so that the cause of the lesion can be diagnosed at the early stages.

In this case the patient was referred to hospital for advice and was diagnosed with  skin disorder called lichen planus. the patient was therefore reassured and will be monitored at our practice every six months.

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