White Oral Lesions

White lesions are benign, white patches on the oral cavity due to the thickening of the epithelial layer. It can be scrapable or non-scrapable. These lesions require regular follow-ups. Removing the cause resolves the lesion and usually does not require any treatment.

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I am not a smoker, and I have painful reddish white patch in my mouth. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, What is this white patch surrounded by redness in my mouth? I was recovering from COVID-19 when it appeared. It feels like my jaw hurts and is particularly excruciating when I open my jaw wide to eat or something. I am a 39-year-old male with a good health condition. I take Zoloft (Ser...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have studied your case and will be answering the query shortly. Please check all follow-up messages for the treatment plan and instructions. I have seen the images enclosed (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).  Read Full »

I am experiencing red ulcers and white patches in my mouth. Kindly advice what to do.

Query: Hi doctor, If you remember, I consulted for my aunt the last time about mucormycosis infection. I am having sudden ulcers and patches in my mouth, which are all red only, but I am scared to go out during such a COVID scenario. Please suggest a cure for painful mouth ulcers and white patches on the c...  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Yes I do remember. This is the same doctor who answered your query previously for your aunt as well. You need to apply Dentogel or Dologel-CT (Choline Salicylate and Lidocaine) twice a day for 15 days and use a Chlorhexidine 0.12% mouthwash without fail. Get ...  Read Full »

Do I have to worry about the white lines on my inner cheek?

Query: Hi doctor,I have some white lines on my cheeks and would like to ask your opinion. Is biopsy required? My first dentist thought it was a pre-cancerous spot, but I went for a second opinion, and the doctor said it was nothing. So now I am confused. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you have enclosed. I am a maxillofacial surgeon too. I do not think a biopsy would be required based on what pictures you have uploaded. The lines seem quite faint...  Read Full »

I have painless white patches in the buccal mucosa. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have white patches in the buccal mucosa, which is painless, and I used to smoke. What is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the picture enclosed (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Do not worry. It is not a cancerous lesion by appearance. However, I need to assess your medical and drug history to know what has caused this lesion suddenly. Because some white...  Read Full »

What is the cause for itchy red spots in the hard and soft palate?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I noticed red spots in my hard and soft palate. At times, especially after eating spicy food and in the early morning, I find the entire area itchy, and I tend to scratch it unknowingly during the night. I am concerned if it is a serious issue that needs a physical evaluatio...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for briefing the concern. I am unable to open the attached image. Could you please resend it? Once I look at it, I will be able to guide you better.   Read Full »

Are all white lesions in the mouth cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the reports of CT and biopsy tests of my mouth. Kindly assess my report. Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the biopsy and CT (computed tomography) scan report, you have likely developed a verrucous carcinoma or cancer, in other words, a lesion that might be potentially malignant or cancerous. But as per the report and my interpretation, you should not panic and ge...  Read Full »

Why do I have a white patch on the inside of my mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I noticed a rough patch on the inside of my mouth (right cheek). And it disappeared after brushing. However, it came back a few days after. When I look into the mirror, it seems like a small white patch and is located opposite my molar. It disappeared again after brushing.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems to be either leukoedema or cheek bite. It is characterized by a white colour and a typical appearance at the buccal mucosa. Since it is a white lesion, I suggest you to share the picture with me so that I can confirm my diagnosis.  Read Full »

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