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White particles on left side of oral cavity, recurring condition, discomfort while eating. Causes?

Hello doctor. I ve had some white stuff growing on the left side of my oral cavity for a week now. It s white and resembles cottage cheese in appearance. It s not itchy or painful, but it does make me feel uncomfortable when eating. It s not on my tongue or any other parts of the oral cavity. I ve tried scrubbing it off, but it tends to return. What s going on?
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
hello there , welcome to HCM forum,
according to the dental history provide by you it is very difficult to make a diagnosis, until i check it clinically, you have not mentioned your age, or about your personal habits, because most of the white lesions or patches that appear in the oral cavity have some or the other cause, it may be linked to smoking, alcohol intake, dietary deficiencies, hereditary cause,infections,etc.
i would like to inform you that start using antibacterial(betadine) mouth wash(twice/day),
it is not necessary that it(white patch) would spread, but in order to avoid it from coming back again, kindly visit an oral pathologist, who will be able to provide you with the diagnosis as well as the treatment.
i hope i answered your query,
i wish you good health.
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
the information provided by you is not enough.i need
to know about your oral habits like tobacco chewing,smoking
alcohol intake etc.this white patch can be any white
lesion like leucoplakia,lichen planus,osmf etc.
i would advice you to consult an oral pathologist
for proper diagnosis.
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
do you have the habit of tobacco or pan chewing?the white particles seen on your teethcan be precancerous lesions like leukoplakia or lichen planus.
if you have difficulty in opening mouth,there is a chance of oral submucous diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination and biopsy of the lesion.
please stop your tobacco or pan chewing habit.cap.revup.and retin-a are usually prescribed medicines for such lesions.visit your dentist at the earliest.
hope you get well soon.
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Dentist, Prosthodontics Dr. Shivangi Gajwani Jain's  Response
After reading your symptoms i feel that you have developed a fungal infection called candidiasis, which usually appears like white cotton in the oral cavity. If it is that then you need to use antifungal mouthwash twice daily and have to be put on any fungal medication as well. You should have multi vitamin tablets to increase your immunity along with have fresh fruits and green leafy vegetable in your diet. But i would recommend you to visit a dentist to confirm the same. All the best.
Answered: Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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