Cylinder gauze was placed between this molar and my cheek
and the dryness persisted on the gum, giving a slightly wrinkled
feel to the gum. Now, one year later, this same dry area has an irregular, raised, rough, very white patch which looks like yeast but doesn't scrape off. I have an appointment with my dentist for further investigation but I am really worried about oral cancer. I am a 50 yr. old woman with a NEGATIVE history of tobacco and alcohol use, in excellent health.