Leukoplakia Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Leukoplakia treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.

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How to Treat Leukoplakia


Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:

  • Removing the irritant-Quitting smoking or correcting dental problems often takes care of the problem.
  • Removing patches-If the problem persists, or if signs of cancer are present, your dentist or doctor may need to remove patches of leukoplakia.
  • Taking medicine-For hairy leukoplakia, the doctor may prescribe antiviral medicines. These include valacyclovir and famciclovir. Or, the doctor may prescribe a topical solution, such as podophyllum resin.


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