Word of Mouth
November 25, 2005

Leukoplakia are white thick patches that occur on the inside of the cheeks, gums or tongue.

These sores are caused by excess cell growth and are common among smokers and denture wearers. {{more}}These sores often result from irritations such as chewing on the inside of the cheek or ill-fitting dentures.

A danger is that leukoplakia can progress to cancer.

Treatment begins with removing the irritating factor such as smoking, ill-fitting dentures and cheek biting.