A member asked:

I have a small, soft, moveable lump on my inner right cheek. it's pea-sized, fluid-filled, circular, and a bit lighter in color than the rest of the cheek. it appeared after biting it a few months ago. what could this be?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Mucocele: It is due to damage to a small salivary gland is usually harmless. Visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/guide/mucocele-causes-symptoms-and-treatment#1 If the lesion persists you may wish to see an oral surgeon. Wish you good health!

Answered 11/4/2020


Dr. Charles Lockhart answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Parotid duct: Your parotid duct may be blocked and irritated now that it has been bitten. This is the salivary gland in your cheek that swells when you get the mumps. Check with a dentist if painful or does not recede.

Answered 11/13/2020



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