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What to do if a mucocele left a gap in my lower lip

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
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
Orthodontics 53 years experience
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

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
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.
Dr. Richard Berman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Ice: If it's not infected you could put ice on it. If it is infected you would need to see a doctor for an antibiotic prescription. Mucoceles have a tende... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
See a dentist: Puncturing a mucocele can decrease the size of the swelling temporarily, but the swelling usually returns. The recommended definitive treatment to el... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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 37 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 42 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 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 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Could be Bartholin's: cyst, or a infected lesion. Please see a healthcare provider and get it diagnosed properly.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
More likely HSV1: cold sore herpes. If not sure, see your doctor.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
Dentistry 20 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 49 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Sounds right: It sounds like you got the right advice. These things tend to reoccur and may need to be completely removed with some minor surgery.

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