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Charleroi, PA
A 43-year-old female asked:

Dentist says i have a mucus cyst on roof of mouth. i find myself constantly pushing on it with my tongue. will cause ear and jaw pain?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Becker
36 years experience
Mucus cyst: The para-functional movement of your tongue and jaw may be causing a muscle pain that can cause this type of pain. Resist the temptation to play with the cyst and the symptoms may go away.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Yes: Tongue's a muscle. over-use it at it can cause soreness. 2 solutions 1) Hard as this is to accomplish, don't play with cyst with your tongue, or 2) See an Oral Surgeon to have cyst removed.

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