How do you describe a mucocele?
Oral mucocele is the most common benign minor (accessory) salivary gland lesion, caused due to mechanical trauma to the excretory duct of the gland. Clinically they are characterized by single or multiple, soft, fluctuant nodule, ranging from the normal color of the oral mucosa to deep blue.
What is the difference between a mucocele and a ranula?
A mucocele is a cyst-like lesion in your mouth, most commonly found at the surface of the lower lip. It can also be found on the inner side of the cheek, on the anterior ventral tongue, and on the floor of the mouth. When found on the floor of the mouth, the mucocele is referred to as a ranula.
Why is a mucocele blue?
Mucoceles present as bluish, soft, and transparent cystic swelling that frequently resolve spontaneously. Blue color is due to vascular congestion, cyanosis of the tissue above, and accumulation of fluid below.
What does an oral Mucocele look like?
A mucocele is usually a single bump with a slight bluish or normal skin color, varying in size from 1/2 to 1 inch, and it is soft and painless. A mucocele may appear suddenly, while a mucus-retention cyst may slowly enlarge.
Do oral Mucocele go away?
Mucoceles often go away without treatment. But sometimes they enlarge. Don’t try to open them or treat them yourself. See your doctor, your child’s pediatrician, or your dentist for expert advice.
What to do with mucocele?
Tea tree oil is a useful home remedy for mucocele. It is in use as a topical antiseptic and antifungal treatment since ages. This makes it as an effective home remedy for various skin and hair related problems and mucocele is one among them. To try this method, mix a few drops of honey and tea tree oil.
What are the characteristics of a mucocele?
Moveable and painless
What are the causes of mucoceles?
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How long does mucocele 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.