A common, potentially pre-cancerous disease of the mouth that involves the formation of white spots on the mucous membranes of the tongue and inside of the mouth as well as a precancerous lesion that develops on the tongue or the inside of the cheek as a response to chronic irritation and patches develop on the female external genitalia is known as leukoplakia, this are also called as smoker keratosis, hairy leukoplakia. Leukoplakia has various clinical appearances and it is not harmful and dangerous, as it disappears within a few weeks but if it remains for prolong time; it has a greater chance of malignant transformation and people with leukoplakia are typically middle-aged and older adults; men are more likely than women to develop the disease.
Symptoms for leukoplakia
- White color
- Thick, rough as well as wrinkled texture
- Hardened surface
- Location usually on the tongue
- Slightly raised
Treatment for leukoplakia
A dentist can using a scalpel, a laser or a cryoprobe, under local anesthesia because this can remove the leukoplakic patches as well as using the vulva treatment in which the external female genitalia, including the labia, clitoris, and the urethral and vaginal openings, this treatment is same as the treatment of oral lesions.
You can take a biopsy treatment in which first deadening the area with an anesthetic and a sharp sterile knife is used to remove a sample of the leukoplakia like tissue and this tissue is then analyzed in a laboratory using a highly specialized imaging system. This allows a pathologist to detect a single abnormal cell among hundreds of thousands of healthy cells as well as complete removal of a suspicious-looking area.
Make a mixture of 3 grams of whole green tea, green tea poly phenols as well as green tea pigments orally and take this mixture everyday, also highlighted the mixture of the tea on their lesions three times everyday for six months as well as the green tea group had significant improvement in the healing of their lesions.
Prevention for leukoplakia
- Do not smoking tobacco.
- Do not drinking alcohol.
- Do not chewing tobacco products.
- Any chronic irritation can be completely removed.
- Do not use dentures.
Tips for leukoplakia
You can take a lot of fresh fruits as well as vegetables in which include antioxidants like beta carotene include dark yellow, orange and green fruits and vegetables, including carrots, pumpkin, squash, cantaloupe and spinach.
You can take foods in which include vitamin A, C, E and eat this type of foods.
A visit to your dentist is regular when you have problem of leukoplakia.