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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
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie elizabeth Landman
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Eat soft foods: Eat soft foods for next 2days. After that normal diet. You should not develop any deformaties because of this procedure. Swelling of lips is still no ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. We can't diagnose oral conditions over the internet, especially sight unseen.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Can't see: Can't see what's going on. Probably not cancer. To determine what's wrong, and what needs to be done to fix it, see your dentist. Take advantage of ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Time: It will take time to heal. You could try some ice. If it is not better in a couple weeks see an oral surgeon.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
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
19 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felicia Baxter
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
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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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Sauchelli
37 years experience Dentistry
No: I don't believe you need antibiotics after a mucocele removal. There are no infectious agents associated with this benign lesion.
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