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What treatments do doctors or dentists use for mucoceles?

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A mucocele is a harmless cyst or bump in your mouth. It happens with the tubes (ducts) that carry saliva get damaged or blocked. The two main treatments are:

Steroid injections and medications applied to the surface of the mucocele also can help lower swelling .

  • Remove the salivary gland. Your dentist or doctor may use a scalpel or laser to do this.
  • Form new ducts with a procedure called marsupialization. Your doctor puts a stitch through the mucocele and ties a knot to press out the saliva. The stitch is taken out in about a week.

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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