The signs and symptoms of leukoplakia are quite easy to detect, but they can go unnoticed as they are often without any symptoms. The patches of leukoplakia can look different from the rest of the area and this brings most patients to the doctor. The surface is generally glistening but at times it is a thick, rough, elevated area. In the mouth which is the commonest area for leukoplakia, lips, gums, cheeks, and edges of the tongue are the most common sites. Following are some of the features they may have:
- White, whitish yellow or grey in color
- Have thick and hard surface
- Raised with red lesions
Anyone who experiences such symptoms should consult a doctor to avoid any serious complication. Depending upon the condition, the doctor will opt for a suitable leukoplakia treatment.