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What are the symptoms of oral cancer?

I have a bad wisdom tooth that has rotted all the down to just a pit in my gum. Its my bottom left wisdom tooth. Now i have developed a white streak down the inside of my mouth around where my tonsils are behind that bottom tooth. Could that be oral cancer?
Mon, 17 Nov 2014
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
Thanks for your query, I have gone through your query.
The white streak on the inside of the mouth can be a frictional keratosis secondary to chronic irritation by sharp teeth. The infected wisdom tooth can be removed under local anesthesia. Consult a oral physician and get it removed. It is not looking like cancer, Cancerous lesion will be charecterised by a growth, mobile tooth, loss of function, enlarged lymphnode, chronic non healing ulcer etc. So consult a oral physician and get it ruled out.
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