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How to treat ranula?

How to treat ranula?

Soft tissue laser: Ranula is blue swellings under the tongue, caused by salivary glands problem. See your dentist to remove the cyst and blocked gland with for soft tissue laser. It is the best cure and fastest healing and recovery. Good luck. ...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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Is there any way to prevent ranulas from reoccurring other than surgery?

Is there any way to prevent ranulas from reoccurring other than surgery?

Not usually: Typically they will reoccur until the culprit glandular tissue is removed. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a ranula (tongue cyst) surgically removed last week (pics). now 5 more are back! Do I have a disease?

What to do if I had a ranula (tongue cyst) surgically removed last week (pics). now 5 more are back! Do I have a disease?

No!: No, there are a couple of possibilities. Sometimes when a ranula or cyst is removed, an adjacent salivary gland duct is traumatized and obstructed by the surgery in the adjacent area. In that case, it may not drain properly; the gland produces saliva and you will form a new cyst in the location of the previous surgery. It is unpredictable and hard to avoid, but is a possibility. ...Read more

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If a ranula fills the entire floor of mouth will removal surgery be more complicated?

If a ranula fills the entire floor of mouth will removal surgery be more complicated?

Ask Oral Surgeon: Treatment of ranulas could involve either marsupialization or more often excision of both the gland and lesion. Ranulas are likely to recur if the sublingual gland or other gland causing them is not also removed with the lesion. The best and most accurate anwser for you is to see your oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a small ranula that was marsupialized six months ago. Within two weeks it returned, much larger. It now fills the entire left floor of my mouth.?

I had a small ranula that was marsupialized six months ago. Within two weeks it returned, much larger. It now fills the entire left floor of my mouth.?

Recurrent ranula: Ranulas recur least when they are excised as opposed to being marsupialised. See an otolaryngologist to discuss your options, given this recurrence. ...Read more

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Can a popped ranula under my tongue get a infection? If yes, how do I prevent it from being infected?

Can a popped ranula under my tongue get a infection? If yes, how do I prevent it from being infected?

Oral Surgeon: See an oral surgeon for treatment... don't bother trying to treat it yourself, you will only make things worse.

https://www. Google. Com/webhp? Sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=ranula+treatment ...Read more

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I have a ranula under my tongue, and the doctor said we'll leave it alone. But I think it's on my taste buds and sometimes I can't taste anything.?

I have a ranula under my tongue, and the doctor said we'll leave it alone. But I think it's on my taste buds and sometimes I can't taste anything.?

Also...: Taste buds are located around the small structures on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, upper esophagus and epiglottis, which are called papillae. They are not really in the same area as the ranula, so it is unlikely that the ranula is directly impacting your taste buds. ...Read more

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I hav to undergo an extraction of submandibular gland coz of ranula. Is it a major surgery? Will it hv post surgery complications. I'm very worried.

I hav to undergo an extraction of submandibular gland coz of ranula. Is it a major surgery? Will it hv post surgery complications. I'm very worried.

Post surgery care: It is understandable to be worried about post surgery problems. However, your procedure is routine and safe. Take a friend/family with you to each appointment, keep your post surgery appointments, call in with problems. Your surgeon and team want to work with you through recovery. Be well. ...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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Can you tell me if you have a mucocele, does it itch?

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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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

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

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

Not usually: Mucoceles in the mouth quite commonly occur when the duct of a salivary gland is occluded, usually by trauma and the saliva cannot empty into the mouth. It is a benign problem, but can be annoying due to the size of the swelling. The most common area in the mouth is the tissue inside the lower lip. Removal of the affected gland and some adjacent glands is the recommended treatment. ...Read more

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I think I have a mucocele, it fits all the symptoms but I'm really afraid it won't get better. Will it?

Danger: There's danger in self-diagnosis. Assuming you're correct it's best to be examined by an Oral Surgeon to determine if you need treatment or observation. If you're wrong, and it's something else, either benign or more serious, it's best to be properly diagnosed to determine appropriate treatment. See an Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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My wife has mucocele that does not seem to heal for months now. It is painless but just looks odd. What are the options?

My wife has mucocele that does not seem to heal for months now. It is painless but just looks odd. What are the options?

Surgery: A persistent mucocele should be marsupialized or excised. There is also the option of careful observation, with the hope that it will spontaneously decompress and form scar tissue that can prevent recurrence. This is less likely since the mucocele has persisted for months. ...Read more

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Does daktarin helps in mucocele?

Does daktarin helps in mucocele?

Probably not..: Unless the mucocele is being caused by a fungus of some sort. I doubt it. ...Read more

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What exactly is the mucocele under the tounge?

Cyst: A mucocele is a mucous retention cyst that can occur in any area of the mouth where there are minor salivary glands. It occurs when the duct is severed from the gland or the duct is blocked and saliva pools under the soft tissue.
A rather large type of mucocele, called a ranula, can also occur under the tongue. This involves one of the major salivary glands in this area. ...Read more

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If it was a mucocele how would you remove it without surgery?

If it was a mucocele how would you remove it without surgery?

Mucocele: In my opinion, mucocele will need a surgical excision. If it is drained it runs the risk of reforming. Your doctor may inject steroids in the lesion and that may help in some cases. But even that is a invasive procedure!! ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any signs of mucocele healing?

Yes: If you have a mucocele, and it disappears, it has healed. If it is still there, it has not healed. ...Read more

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I think I have a mucocele but I don't want surgery. Home remedies?

I think I have a mucocele but I don't want surgery. Home remedies?

Depends on size: A mucocele is caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged or traumatized and the saliva backs up forming a fluid filled bump. They are most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth as well. Small ones can resolve on their own. Large ones (as shown here) require surgical removal by and oral surgeon. If needed it is a minor surgery. ...Read more

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I'm getting my mucocele removed, I'm getting it done at 9 am, when can I go back to school?

I'm getting my mucocele removed, I'm getting it done at 9 am, when can I go back to school?

Next day or so: After any oral surgery, restrict your activities the day of surgery and resume normal activity when you feel comfortable. ...Read more

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What damage can be done by poking a mucocele with an unsterilized needle? Anything serious?

What damage can be done by poking a mucocele with an unsterilized needle? Anything serious?

Usually none: Draining a mucocele (of your lip) will not cure the problem and poking it with an unsterile needle could cause it to become infected. You should see and oral ; maxillofacial surgeon and have it treated properly. ...Read more

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I think I have a mucocele, to get it removed does it hurt a lot? And around how long do the stitches last? Will it hurt after they're in?

I think I have a mucocele, to get it removed does it hurt a lot? And around how long do the stitches last? Will it hurt after they're in?

Laser: Hi Kenneth! It's usually a fairly easy surgery. I use a soft tissue laser to remove mucoceles in my office. They usually heal with a few days and usually have very little discomfort after the procedure. I'm sure you would be able to see a dentist with a laser in your area. The procedure should take just a few minutes once you are numb. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Mucocele removed 5 mnths ago and recently the area that it was in is giving me a slight tingly irritating feelin. Also I feel numbness on lipremedies?

Mucocele removed 5 mnths ago and recently the area that it was in is giving me a slight tingly irritating feelin. Also I feel numbness on lipremedies?

Oral surgery: To remove the lesion can injure nerves in the area. The tingling & irritating feeling is described as paraesthesia, or altered sensation. The lip numbness is related. These damaged nerves can regenerate with time, but after 5 months the chances are minimal. There are some techniques to assist with regeneration. Consult w your surgeon about these post operative issues and options to help. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a mucocele?

How to get rid of a mucocele?

Surgery: A mucocele of the lip should be surgically excised. ...Read more