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A 17-year-old female asked:

small hard clear bump on inside of cheek, what could it be? i get these from time to time in different places in my mouth.

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Mucocele?: It sounds like a mucocele which is a clogged salivary gland that fills with fluid. They often resolve on their own. You would have to be clinically seen when one is present in order to confirm that best guess diagnosis.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

What is it? It's a bubble inside my mouth that has a spot of white with clear fluid surrounding it. It's on my upper cheek and I'm concerned

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Dr. Scott Terry
Dentistry 29 years experience
How long?: Are you certain that this hasn't always been in your mouth. It may be the duct to your parotid salivary gland in your cheek. It normally sits on the cheek next to the first molar. If so, it is normal anatomy, however I have had many patients "discovery" it. If it is new, is it possible that you recently bit your cheek? Sometimes sores in the mouth have a white coating on top.

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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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