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Dr. Gary Sandler
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I had a mucocele removal yesterday and i still feel numbness in my left sid of the lower lip which the mucocele was in . Is that normal?

Dr. Gary Sandler
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I had a mucocele removal yesterday and i still feel numbness in my left sid of the lower lip which  the mucocele was in . Is that normal?

Perhaps: This happens sometimes. It is best to call the surgeon who performed the procedure to advise him\her of what you feel, get some advice, and when he\she wants to see you for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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Mucocele (Definition)

Mucocele, also known as a mucous cyst, is the development of a painless sac of mucous in the mouth, most commonly on the interior of the lower lip, which form following blockage of salivary ducts or from the rupture of a salivary gland. Mucoceles are rarely medically worrisome but can develop into a permanent fibrous ...Read more


Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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I have a bump inside my lower right lip. I've heard that it can be a mucocele but mine is colored clear is it still a mucocele?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Is? can be.: I can't tell you for sure what it is without actually seeing it, but many mucoceles can have a clear liquid. If you still have it or it reoccurs you should have a dentist check it out. There are other possible lesions that might appear similar and even some mucoceles need treatment other than just "popping" it. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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I have lots of mucoceles in my lower lip with different sizes (like 10 of them). I don't feel good about them.Is it an oral caner?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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I have lots of mucoceles in my lower lip with different sizes (like 10 of them). I don't feel good about them.Is it an oral caner?

See your dentist: See your dentist for a definitive diagnosis. We can't diagnose oral conditions over the internet, especially sight unseen. ...Read more

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Dr. John Van der Werff
Board Certified, Dentistry
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What can I do to decrease swelling in my lower lip caused by puncturing a mucocele last evening?

Dr. John Van der Werff
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Time: It will take time to heal. You could try some ice. If it is not better in a couple weeks see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Can mucocele inside the lower lip be cancerous?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Can mucocele inside the lower lip be cancerous?

Unlikely: But it should be examined and treated if necessary. Call an oral surgeon for an appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Can a mucocele be hard&firm?I have small 3mm lump inside lower lip,been there for 2 years,hasn't grown.Most mucoceles I have seen are soft. 25 yrs old

Dr. William Culviner
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Mucocele : I agree most mucoceles are relatively soft. If this occurred from biting your lip, it could be a more hard fibrous lesion called a fibroma. Not likely to be anything serious but should see a doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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Can I go to the ER to have a mucocele removed from my lower lip?

Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Can I go to the ER to have a mucocele removed from my lower lip?

No: Why would you want to go to the ER for removal? ER docs not trained in this procedure. See oral surgeon or ENT for best results. ...Read more

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Sometimes I get mucocele bubbles on my lower lip, especially after I use the chapstick brand lip balm. What should I do about the bubble? Pop it?

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Sometimes I get mucocele bubbles on my lower lip, especially after I use the chapstick brand lip balm.  What should I do about the bubble?  Pop it?

Mucocele: Is a rupture salivary gland that swells up.. Usually on the lower lip. Try salt water (1 tablespoon of salt in a cup). Most of them resolve by themsel. If not, see an oral surgeon so they can remove them. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Yesterday morning I had a mucocele in my lower right lip removed. My lip is swollen from stitches and it's hard to eat; when will swelling go down?

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Yesterday morning I had a mucocele in my lower right lip removed. My lip is swollen from stitches and it's hard to eat; when will swelling go down?

Day or two: Probably a day or two. You can probably decrease the swelling with application of ice. Perhaps some ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Nail
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Laser removal or surgical excision of a mucocele on lower lip - which one is better?

Dr. Kevin Nail
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Laser removal or surgical excision of a mucocele on lower lip - which one is better?

Mucocele: Surgical excision will likely be best to minimize risk of recurrence. These lesions need to be fully removed for best prognosis. Even with surgical excision, these lesions tend to have a high recurrence rate. Ask your dentist/surgeon about these. Depending on the location, scarring could be an issue. ...Read more

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