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what causes people to get a mucocele, can you help me?

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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.
Answered on Jan 28, 2014
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Mucocoele: They are blocked salivary gland ducts that can swell. Sometimes they can be uncomfortable due to the swelling of the tissue, sometimes they pop open and drain and seemingly go away. They may recur. In rare instances they may need to be surgically opened or removed if they become problematic.
Answered on Mar 31, 2018

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