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What do brown patches on the soft palate indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 in Dental Health
Question: I have brown flat patches on inside of soft palate and inside of jaw...it is not raised or black color.smoked 15 years ago.but now ex smoker...what could it be.
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Brief Answer:
Looks like Smoker's Melanosis..

Detailed Answer:
Hi..
Thanks for the query..

Well, the symptoms that you have explained seems to be due to Smoker's Melanosis that is excessive formation of melanin pigmentation under the mucous membranes..

It is a harmless condition..

However I would suggest you to get a clinical examination done once for confirmation..

Please write back for more queries..

Regards..
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