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Posted on 1/10/2018 by Century Dental LLC
|Never ignore a rough white patch in your mouth as this may be a symptom of an oral health issue known as leukoplakia. While the direct cause of this condition remains unknown, there are studies that show how tobacco smoking, dipping or chewing leads to its development.
Leukoplakia is commonly not serious but there are still cases wherein it is linked to various kinds of cancer including mouth cancer. This is the reason why you should avoid self-diagnosis and self-treatment when you notice rough patches in your mouth and come see us instead, so we can conduct a thorough oral examination to address the issue.
Helpful Tips Before Seeing Your Dentist
While you should refrain from addressing the oral health problem on your own, there are several things that you can do before you visit us to make your check-up more worthwhile.
For instance, you can start writing down all the symptoms you are experiencing, including those that may seem irrelevant to you. You should also take note of all medications you are taking, including vitamins and food supplements as it can help us determine the exact cause of your condition.
Make sure to remember when you first notice the bump and other symptoms you are experiencing and how much tobacco you consume daily if you do. It is best that you also write down all your questions and concerns so that you will not forget them when you meet us.
While it is mandatory for us to discuss and provide you with necessary information about your condition and possible treatment options, it is still best that you take note of specific concerns that bother you.
Keep in mind that we want to assist you in the best way possible and we can only make this happen with your cooperation.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (971) 708-1608 today.