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What are the causes of mucoceles?

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A mucocele is a harmless cyst or bump in your mouth. You can get it if a tiny tube (duct) that moves saliva gets damaged or blocked. This most often happens if you repeatedly bite or suck on your lower lip or cheek.

Getting hit in the face could also injure the duct. Mucus seeps out, pools, becomes walled off, and causes a cyst-like swelling.

SOURCES:

Lumerman, H. and Bowe, R. , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. Atlas of Oral and Maxilofacial Histopathology

Silverman, S. and Eversole L. , PMPH, 2001. Essentials of Oral Medicine

Senthikumar, B. 2012. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences,

FamilyDoctor.org: "Mouth Problems."

Buttarovoli, P and Leffler, S. , Saunders, 2012. Minor Emergencies

Sagara, S. , 2012. Journal of Indian Society Of Pedodontics and Dentistry

Seo, J. 2012. Open Dentistry Journal,

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 20, 2016

SOURCES:

Lumerman, H. and Bowe, R. , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012. Atlas of Oral and Maxilofacial Histopathology

Silverman, S. and Eversole L. , PMPH, 2001. Essentials of Oral Medicine

Senthikumar, B. 2012. Journal of Pharmacy and Bioallied Sciences,

FamilyDoctor.org: "Mouth Problems."

Buttarovoli, P and Leffler, S. , Saunders, 2012. Minor Emergencies

Sagara, S. , 2012. Journal of Indian Society Of Pedodontics and Dentistry

Seo, J. 2012. Open Dentistry Journal,

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 20, 2016

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