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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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