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Oral mucocele

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Posted by: fullmoon  (9 years ago)
Hello,

I have just been to the dentist today for a swollen blister inside my bottom lip. The dentist said, I have an oral mucocele. He booked me to an oral surgeon to have it removed. I've got a few questions about it.

What causes this? Is it contagious? Does anyone have had this procedure done? How did it go?

Thank you very much for any information you can provide me.
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Posted by: blueberry  (9 years ago)
Hi Fullmoon!

Mucocele happens when a salivary gland is injured or blocked. It is not contagious. In most cases, it will just disappear without intervention. As for the surgery, it won't hurt and it's simple.
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Posted by: freshmaker  (9 years ago)
Hello!

During the surgery, the dentist may use a scalpel of a laser to remove the mucocele. The tissue will then be sent to a laboratory for evaluation.
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