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What are the characteristics of a mucocele?

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A mucocele is a harmless cyst or bump in your mouth. It may be:

  • Moveable and painless
  • Soft, round, dome-shaped
  • Pearly or semi-clear surface or bluish in color
  • 2 to 10 millimeters in diameter

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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