- Also known as smoker’s palate
- caused by the excess heat in the mouth caused by smoking – seen mainly in pipe users
- Its not dysplastic- usually not associated with oral cancer
- The white area is due to the keratinization of the area around the salivary gland ducts and the red spots are the dilated opening of the minor salivary gland ducts.
- The lesion usually disappears when the patient stops smoking
- Histopathological examination maybe is done to exclude other lesions
- Differential diagnosis includes Candidiasis, Lichen Planus
- Treatment: Smoking cessation