A 16-year-old male asked:
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i brushed my inner cheek too hard and it hurt for a day. a few days later a lump showed up. could this be a mucocele? im really worried im 16 btw

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Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Trauma: This is probably due to trauma rinse with salt and water for few days if it does not go away check with your dentist.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Pamela Sursely
14 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: This may be a mucocele, or could potentially be a clogged salivary gland. Try sucking on something sour (ie lemon drops or sour patch kids) and hydrate well. If the swelling persists or worsens after a day or two, or is accompanied by pain or a fever, you will want to see your dentist to make sure everything is okay.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
Dr. Santiago Roldan
19 years experience Dentistry
Not really.: Trauma caused your immune system to "defend" itself from this aggression. Defense liquids come to this site and looks swollen. If this lump doesn't go away in 3 weeks, then you should see a dentist or physician. Nothing to worry! just keep your mouth clean and rinse with look warm water with a little baking soda in it.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Kraig Stetzer
20 years experience Dentistry
Not likely: Brushing the cheek is not a common cause of a mucocele. However, if it persists just have your dentist take a look.
Answered on Nov 10, 2014
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