Should A Mucocele Be Removed?

How long can Mucoceles last?

Many mucoceles will go away on their own in 3–6 weeks.

Mucus-retention cysts often last longer.

Avoid the habit of chewing or sucking on the lips or cheek when these lesions are present..

What happens if a Mucocele is left untreated?

Mucoceles are usually harmless. While mucoceles are not typically dangerous, they can cause scar tissue to form when left untreated.

How is a Mucocele removed?

A mucocele is a cyst that forms in the mouth and can be removed by an oral surgeon removing the salivary gland or helping a new duct to form.

What does a Mucocele look like?

Mucoceles may have these traits: Moveable and painless. Soft, round, dome-shaped. Pearly or semi-clear surface or bluish in color.

Why do Mucoceles come back?

Despite healing after a few days, superficial mucoceles recur often in the same location. Other causes of bumps inside lips are, aphthous ulcer, Lipoma, benign tumors of salivary glands, submucous abscess and haemangiomas.

What causes oral Mucocele?

Common sites and causes of cysts include: Inner surface of the upper or lower lip, inside the cheeks, bottom surface of the tongue. These are called mucoceles. They are often caused by lip biting, lip sucking, or other trauma.

How do you stop a Mucocele from growing?

Avoidance of local trauma to the minor salivary glands may help to prevent the development of oral mucoceles. Although unanticipated injury to the mouth is difficult to predict, habits that irritate the minor salivary glands such as sucking or chewing on the lips or tongue may be contributing factors.

Can a Mucocele burst?

Annoying as they can be, the good news is that mucoceles are harmless, with no risk of transformation into skin cancer. Rarely, the cyst can rupture into the tissue of the lip, causing inflammation and granuloma formation, which ultimately results in scarring; however these cases represent a minority.

Does a Mucocele have to be removed?

Mucoceles rarely resolve on their own and surgical removal is required in most cases [1,5,9], which can be challenging, especially in children and patients with behavioral problems.

How much does it cost to have a Mucocele removed?

CASH PRICES FOR OFFICE VISITS AND PROCEDURESNew Patient Visit, Limited$100.00Biopsy of Skin Lesion (no sutures)$100.00Biopsy of Additional Skin Lesion (at same visit)$50.00Biopsy of Oral Cavity Lesion$125.00Removal of Oral Mucocele$200.0025 more rows

What happens if you pop a Mucocele?

A mucocele is caused by a blocked gland duct Although some mucoceles resolve themselves, most remain large, continue to grow, and cause continuous problems. Unfortunately, simply popping or removing the fluid from the gland does not resolve the problem because the duct will continue to stay blocked.

What color is a Mucocele?

Mucoceles, as seen to the right of the finger, are typically translucent to slightly blue in color and have a shiny-appearing surface.