A 20-year-old female asked:
my bottom lip is swollen on one side. i used to bite my lip. i stopped now, but the swelling from before won't subside. it's been a couple years.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Mucocele: Mucocele is a fluid fill cyst causing by depostion of fluid from minor salivary gland into tissue space. It could be very easy removed by resection (a simple 5 minutes procedure). It occurs as the minor salivary gland is injured during lip biting. It may have blue tint color.
Answered on Jan 6, 2018
Dr. Scott Goldberg answered
30 years experience Dentistry
Seek a dental eval: Your brief hx stated that you have a lip swelling that was atributed to trauma from a biting habit. Unfortunately, one can develop a fribroma from trauma. A benign fibrous lesion that leaves the appearance of swelling. Please have a professional evaluation to rule out any other potential underlying issues.
Answered on Nov 13, 2016
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