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Doubt about leukoplakia

Hi, I was habitual gutkha chewer for 5 years. One month back I noticed a ulcer on gum of upper wisdom tooth and a skin deposition at the joint of jaw in the same ( behind the wisdom teeth of right side, in the same line of linea alba).I gave up chewing tobacco habit for two weeks. The ulcer got healed. The deposition of skin did not heal. Then again I started chewing pan masala and betel nut without any tobacco and lime with occasional smoking. Within one week I was feeling pain while opening mouth because some soar near the deposition.so I visited a surgical oncologist. He said premalignancy infections.i.e. leukoplakia and white discoloration. And he prescribed to stop chewing everything and 1. Supplima Sachet( L-Glutamine,Vitamin A, E, C and selenium), Vitamin A chewable tablets and clohex mouthwash. After 2-3 days the soar/ tenderness got healed. But I developed pain at the gum of wisdom tooth again(where the ulcer appeared and got healed).wat are the chances of getting cancer?
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Dr. Mukesh K Asrani Ahmedabad | Oral Medicine and Radiology
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Hi dear, being an Oral Medicine specialist, I would like to let you know that Leukoplakia has to be taken seriously. No matter the chances of getting cancer are less, but it can't be ignored. Stop tobacco, betelnut and smoking immediately. Take the medications as prescribed by your oncosurgeon. If your wisdom tooth is bothering you again and again, visit your dentist and get it removed. Wish you a great recovery. Regards.
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Hi ..chances of getting cancer is very very less. Quit the habit, that itself would help a lot.Take medication that are given by the doctor Regards
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Dr. Asha Praveena Bangalore | Periodontist
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If there is insufficient space for the wisdom tooth, that may also add to the continuous irritation along with tobacco products. As you have mentioned linea alba, there are chances that cheek skin is getting trapped between your upper and lower wisdom teeth and ulcers and being formed. And use of tobacco products is aggravating the condition. So get this evaluated and if required go for extraction of wisdom teeth as a preventive measure.
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hi...., Leukoplakia is a premalignant condition....Leukoplakia is a white patch that develops in the mouth..... Tobacco (smoking and chewing it) and heavy alcohol consumption are the two main risk factors for leukoplakia. This is because these substances irritate the mucous membranes (soft tissues) in your mouth..... The best thing you can do is to avoid using any form of tobacco and to reduce your alcohol consumption.... A diet containing plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables may also help prevent leukoplakia and mouth cancer....
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