It is a mouth disorder where white patches form on the inside of the mouth or on the tongue. Leukoplakia is the mouth’s reaction to chronic irritation of the mucous membranes of the mouth.
Major causes for Leukoplakia can be:
Due to irritation from rough teeth, fillings, or crowns, or ill-fitting dentures that rub against your cheek or gum.
Smoking or use of other tobacco products.
Exposure of lips to the sun
In rare cases it may happen due to Oral cancer.
Treatment for leukoplakia involves
Removing the source of irritation. For example, if leukoplakia is caused by a rough tooth or an irregular surface on a denture or filling the tooth will be smoothed and dental appliances repaired. If leukoplakia is caused by smoking, you will be asked to minimize or stop smoking or using other tobacco products.
At Bangalore Dental Implants for treating leukoplakia we not only use the above mentioned ways but also use laser technology for getting better results.
Laser technology is used in the excision or vaporization of leukoplakia in the tongue and buccal mucosa.
Laser surgery is a first-rate advanced procedure which can be done in one appointment and with the use of local anesthetic.
Removal of Leukoplakia is really successfully with the use of laser but biopsy of the suspected area must still be done in order to rule out the possibility of cancer.
The wound healing process after the removal of leukoplakia with laser is very fast.
The laser surgery of leukoplakia provides not only a fast and effective treatment method but also a promising new approach in the effective management of the lesions with exceptional wound healing capability.