What is a salivary cyst?
Cysts can develop in the salivary glands if injuries, infections, tumors, or salivary stones block the flow of saliva. Some babies are born with cysts in the parotid gland due to a problem with the development of the ears. It can appear as a blister or soft, raised area. Cysts may interfere with eating and speaking.
What causes a salivary cyst?
Viral infections such as mumps, flu, Coxsackie viruses, echovirus and cytomegalovirus can make the salivary glands enlarge. Cysts can develop in the salivary glands after injuries, infections, stones or tumors.
How do you get rid of a salivary cyst?
massaging the affected gland. applying warm compresses to the affected gland. rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. sucking on sour lemons or sugar-free lemon candy to encourage saliva flow and reduce swelling.
What salivary gland is involved in Mucocele?
A mucocele is a benign, mucus-containing cystic lesion of the minor salivary gland. This type of lesion is most commonly referred to as mucocele. The more common is a mucus extravasation cyst; the other is a mucus retention cyst.
Can mucocele be cancerous?
Mucoceles represent mucin spillage into the oral soft tissues resulting from rupture of a salivary gland duct. Oral fibromas form as a result of irritation or masticatory trauma, especially along the buccal occlusal line. Oral cancer may appear clinically as a subtle mucosal change or as an obvious mass.
Can a blocked salivary gland go away on its own?
Salivary gland stones are the most common cause of this condition. Symptoms can include pain and swelling in the area around the back of your jaw. The condition often goes away on its own with little treatment. You may need additional treatment, such as surgery, to get rid of the stone.
Do mucoceles need to be removed?
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.