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Do mucoceles reoccur after removal? Injured palate w/ toothbrush. Gets bigger then smaller. Soft&movable. How long recovery? Had it for almost 3 yrs

Do mucoceles reoccur after removal? Injured palate w/ toothbrush. Gets bigger then smaller. Soft&movable. How long recovery? Had it for almost 3 yrs

Cyst in mouth: Mucoceles in the mouth represent blocked minor salivary or "spit" glands usually caused by local trauma to the mouth or lips. The mucocele is totally benign but may need to be surgically removed to completely resolve them Hope this answer helps you find the appropriate treatment ...Read more

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


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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?

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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Advice about wisdom teeth removal and mucocele?

Advice about wisdom teeth removal and mucocele?

See an oral surgeon: A mucocele is an enlarged salivary gland, usually due to obstruction of the duct that allows the saliva to empty into the mouth. They commonly occur inside the lower lip and sometimes in the floor of the mouth. An oral surgeon can perform a clinical exam with the appropriate x-rays to advise you about your wisdom teeth and provide you with additional information about the mucocele. ...Read more

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

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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What type of packing with left ethmoid mucocele removal and left turbinate reduction surgery? Packing on both sides of nose? Length of recovery?

What type of packing with left ethmoid mucocele removal and left turbinate reduction surgery? Packing on both sides of nose? Length of recovery?

Sinus surgery: There are a lot of different packings used after sinus and nasal surgery. You will need to ask the surgeon doing your procedure. If the surgery is only on one side, you shouldn't need packing on both sides, but if surgery will include your septum, expect to have packing or splints in both sides. Recovery is usually 1-2 weeks, but could extend to up to a month depending on extent of surgery. ...Read more

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Is lip asymmetry after removal of mucocele repairable? If so by who? Don't trust the original oral surgeon! two years later still numb, permanent?

Is lip asymmetry after removal of mucocele repairable? If so by who? Don't trust the original oral surgeon! two years later still numb, permanent?

Yes and no: Asymmetry is repairable by the right surgeon, you must have had a huge mucocele to have problems, or just bad results. Numbness after 2 years is probably permanent, a total numbness is anesthesia, partial is paresthesia, dr. Sam mckennna at vanderbilt in nashville has done some nerve repairs. He is excellent, as many are, good luck finding one of his peers. Stick with oral surgeons. ...Read more

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Do mucoceles itch?

Do mucoceles itch?

Itch: Generally no. See your dentist/ENT MD for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can mucoceles refill?

If not removed. : A mucocele will generally refill unless the entire damaged gland is removed. The procedure is simple. But simply draining the fluid filled lumen of the mucocele will not solve the problem permanently. ...Read more

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What does mucoceles look like?

What does mucoceles look like?

Mucocele: See the attached photo. They are generally sacs filled with a blueish color. Google "mucocele" and hit the images button for more photos: https://www.Google.Com/search?Q=mucocele;source=lnms;tbm=isch;sa=x;ei=_u5qu8x0ok6m7aaq-yh4ag;sqi=2;ved=0cayq_auoaq;biw=1680;bih=955. ...Read more

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Como puedo quitarme el mucocele?

Como puedo quitarme  el mucocele?

Mucocele: Mucoceles are swollen minor salivary glands. The usual treatment is surgical removal. They do not respond to do-it-yourself treatment. Please see your Dentist or an Oral Surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Who do I go to remove an oral mucocele?

Who do I go to remove an oral mucocele?

Start with your DDS: or speak to your family doctor several spelialists remove oral lesions oral surgeons , ENT and general surgeons. It is minor low risk out patient procedure. ...Read more

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Will keeping ice on mucocele make it go away?

Will keeping ice on mucocele make it go away?

Unlikely: A mucocele results when the duct to the affected salivary gland is occluded and does not allow the saliva to empty into the mouth. Ice will probably not resolve the obstruction. ...Read more

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What to do about oral issues: do mucoceles itch?

What to do about oral issues: do mucoceles itch?

Mucoceles: I have not known mucoceles to itch. They wax and wane. You should see your dentist/oral pathologist to determine the cause of the itch (allergy and if so to what?). They may refer you to your MD/ENT if need be. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have a mucocele, does it itch?

It can: Sensory nerves get stretched as the tissue stretches, and this can be interpreted by your brain as an itching sensation. Let your dentist examine your mucocele. Referral to an oral surgeon may be in order. ...Read more

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What causes people to get a mucocele, can you help me?

What causes people to get a mucocele, can you help me?

Mucocoele: They are blocked salivary gland ducts that can swell. Sometimes they can be uncomfortable due to the swelling of the tissue, sometimes they pop open and drain and seemingly go away. They may recur. In rare instances they may need to be surgically opened or removed if they become problematic. ...Read more

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How much does it usually cost to have a mucoceles removed after insurance?

How much does it usually cost to have a mucoceles removed after insurance?

Depends: Depends on if you stay in network, if you've satisfied your deductible and what your plan breakdown is. ...Read more

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I have had this mucocele for 5 months and it has grown longer. is it serious?

I have had this mucocele for 5 months and it has grown longer. is it serious?

See your dentist: A mucocele is a clogged salivary duct. If you can't pop it by squeezing it between your fingers then see your dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more