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Hi, i developed a bubble under my tongue, against the gumline, directly behind a root canal. The dentist said it was filled with fluid, that would eventually be absorbed by the body naturally. Its been eight months and the bubble isstill there. What shoul

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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
8 doctors agree

In brief: Possible Ranula

If this is under your tongue than it is not related to your root canal.
A ranula presents as a fluid filled bubble on the floor of the mouth under the tongue. It is caused by a blocked salivary gland. The saliva can't get out so it backs up and creates a bubble. Small ranulas can often resolve on their own. Larger ones (shown here) may require surgical removal. See your dentist for an exam.

In brief: Possible Ranula

If this is under your tongue than it is not related to your root canal.
A ranula presents as a fluid filled bubble on the floor of the mouth under the tongue. It is caused by a blocked salivary gland. The saliva can't get out so it backs up and creates a bubble. Small ranulas can often resolve on their own. Larger ones (shown here) may require surgical removal. See your dentist for an exam.
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In brief: Dr.

Dr. Mcleod has given you good advice.
Eight months is way too long for a lesion to not resolve. Please have it examined so that it can be properly diagnosed and treated. Untreated, it may get worse and cause you additional problems.

In brief: Dr.

Dr. Mcleod has given you good advice.
Eight months is way too long for a lesion to not resolve. Please have it examined so that it can be properly diagnosed and treated. Untreated, it may get worse and cause you additional problems.
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry

In brief: This

This lesion may not be at all related to the endodontics.
It has been there far too long and needs to be looked at by the endodontist first, and then maybe by a surgeon.

In brief: This

This lesion may not be at all related to the endodontics.
It has been there far too long and needs to be looked at by the endodontist first, and then maybe by a surgeon.
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Dr. Neil McLeod
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Whether

Whether you have a reaction to the endodontic procedure with incomplete sealing of the end of the root tip which is causing recurrent infection, or whether you have a blocked salivary gland that many be unrelated to the the root canal, any reoccurring swelling in the mouth should be evaluated and treated properly.
I suggest seeing and oral surgeon and and endodontist afterwards if it is found to be needed. Enlarged salivary glands ( ranula - like a frog in the mouth)with blocked ducts can be one sided and look like it comes from the side of the jaw. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.

In brief: Whether

Whether you have a reaction to the endodontic procedure with incomplete sealing of the end of the root tip which is causing recurrent infection, or whether you have a blocked salivary gland that many be unrelated to the the root canal, any reoccurring swelling in the mouth should be evaluated and treated properly.
I suggest seeing and oral surgeon and and endodontist afterwards if it is found to be needed. Enlarged salivary glands ( ranula - like a frog in the mouth)with blocked ducts can be one sided and look like it comes from the side of the jaw. Dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - quality that counts.
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