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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Mucocele: The duct of a salivary gland gets occluded (usually from local trauma) and fluid builds up within a sac.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Danger: There's danger in self-diagnosis. Assuming you're correct it's best to be examined by an Oral Surgeon to determine if you need treatment or observati ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
19 years experience Dentistry
Laser: Hi Kenneth! It's usually a fairly easy surgery. I use a soft tissue laser to remove mucoceles in my office. They usually heal with a few days and u ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Surgey: By surgical intervention.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Levin
26 years experience Periodontics
Probably : If the sutures don't resorb they may require removal to prevent infection.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not necessary: A mucocele is merely a mucus cyst produced when the duct of a minor salivary gland is injured or blocked. It's not contagious or harmful in any way t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Oral Mucocele: An oral mucocele will often resolve on its own without treatment. If it does not resolve or chronically recurs, then see an oral surgeon for care. Thi ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Her pediatrician can look to see if it looks like a typical mucoceole. Many mucocoeles go away on their own after a while. The remainder can be treate ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Cheek blister?: Why are you waiting so long to get this examined? And why are you self-diagnosing? Any lesion in your mouth that has not healed within 7-10 days, and ... Read More

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