Is a whitish patch in my mouth a sign of oral cancer?

White patches in the mouth are reactions to irritation and/or trauma. Most of these patches are completely benign and do not represent oral cancer. That said; some oral cancers do occur in conjunction with white patches. Your dentist is the one best qualified to evaluate a white patch and decide whether it warrant a biopsy to rule out oral cancer.

Dr. G.

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