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Can I go to the ER to have a mucocele removed from my lower lip?
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: You could
You could go to an er for the removal of a mucocele from the lower lip, but depending on the docs covering the er, they may or may not remove it.
They will likely refer you to or suggest you see an oral surgeon or ENT for the procedure. The procedure is most commonly performed under local anesthesia in the office environment.

In brief: You could
You could go to an er for the removal of a mucocele from the lower lip, but depending on the docs covering the er, they may or may not remove it.
They will likely refer you to or suggest you see an oral surgeon or ENT for the procedure. The procedure is most commonly performed under local anesthesia in the office environment.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not the place
Removal of a mucocele is not an emergency and therefore should not be taken care of in an emergency department.
See an ENT doctor and then, depending upon several factors, it can be removed either in the office or or.

In brief: Not the place
Removal of a mucocele is not an emergency and therefore should not be taken care of in an emergency department.
See an ENT doctor and then, depending upon several factors, it can be removed either in the office or or.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Curtis Wong
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mucoceles
Are easily removed in the office under local.
Seeing a surgeon familiar with it results in less chances for recurrences. Er docs usually will simply incise it and drain if causing problems.

In brief: Mucoceles
Are easily removed in the office under local.
Seeing a surgeon familiar with it results in less chances for recurrences. Er docs usually will simply incise it and drain if causing problems.
Dr. Curtis Wong
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Only if an emergency
An emergency room is for treating emergencies.
A mucocoele on the lower lip would not be an emergency unless it was so big it obstructed swallowing or breathing. Many mucocoeles go away on their own after a while. The remainder can be treated by an ENT doctor (otolaryngologist) or sometimes by family practitioners.

In brief: Only if an emergency
An emergency room is for treating emergencies.
A mucocoele on the lower lip would not be an emergency unless it was so big it obstructed swallowing or breathing. Many mucocoeles go away on their own after a while. The remainder can be treated by an ENT doctor (otolaryngologist) or sometimes by family practitioners.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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