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Can I go to the er to have a mucocele removed from my lower lip

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Only if an emergency: An emergency room is for treating emergencies. A mucocoele on the lower lip would not be an emergency unless it was so big it obstructed swallowing or... Read More
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Not the place: Removal of a mucocele is not an emergency and therefore should not be taken care of in an emergency department. See an ENT doctor and then, depending ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 43 years experience
You could: You could go to an er for the removal of a mucocele from the lower lip, but depending on the docs covering the er, they may or may not remove it. The... Read More

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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
You should have the lesion properly diagnosed. Not sure why your oral surgeon would not remove it. My suggestion is you see a hospital based oral path... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Seek a second opinion from another Oral Surgeon or an Oral Pathologist. Your dentist should be able to provide you with referrals.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Allamon
Family Medicine 15 years experience
It does sound like one , and is not a cause to concern. You may want confirmation by a doctor or dentist. When they get big and unbearable, an oral su... Read More
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Lip biting, lip sucking and trauma can cause mucoceles. They often go away in 3-6 weeks but will reoccur if biting continues. An oral surgeon can remo... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
See your dentist: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. We can't diagnose oral conditions over the internet, especially sight unseen.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Lip bubbles: Although the mucocele bubbles will usually resolve on their own, popping them should not be harmful as long as you watch for signs of infection: redne... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Could be Bartholin's: cyst, or a infected lesion. Please see a healthcare provider and get it diagnosed properly.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 21 years experience
Venous lakes: It most likely is venous lakes. Just to be safe though it would be important to have your dentist verify. A quick visit to your dentist should be ab... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 50 years experience
Wait!: It takes seven to ten days for wounds to close, and you should be as gentle as possible to the area. There is no question that having the correct vita... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Sauchelli
Dentistry 39 years experience
No: I don't believe you need antibiotics after a mucocele removal. There are no infectious agents associated with this benign lesion.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Baxter
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Post Op Swelling: It could be up to 2 or 3 more days. Take liquid motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have it. You are going to have to go to soft diet, Carnation ... Read More
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