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What is a mucocele?

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It's natural to be a little worried when a new lump or bump forms on your body. If you or your child develops a soft swelling in the mouth, it may just be a mucocele -- a harmless cyst. It's still a good idea to get it checked out, though, especially if it's bothersome.

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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