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What should I do to treat a mucocele?

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A mucocele is a harmless cyst or bump in your mouth. It often goes away without treatment. But sometimes it gets bigger. Don't try to pop it or treat it yourself. See your doctor, your child's pediatrician, or your dentist for advice.

SOURCES:

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

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

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

FamilyDoctor.org: "Mouth Problems."

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

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

Seo, J. Open Dentistry Journal, 2012.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 9, 2020

SOURCES:

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

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

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

FamilyDoctor.org: "Mouth Problems."

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

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

Seo, J. Open Dentistry Journal, 2012.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 9, 2020

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