Dr McHugh will examine any swelling or lumps in your mouth to determine their cause.
Depending on the size and location of the lump, as well as the patient history, several different tests may be performend. In some cases, pressure may be put on the lump to see if it changes colour. A lump that blanches under pressure may indicate a haemangioma, which is a harmless growth of blood vessels.
Any swollen tissue may be removed and sent for laboratory examination. In some cases, X-rays will help determine if there is a salivary gland stone present or a specialized mucocele known as a ranula.
Dr McHugh will discuss any tests with you and answer questions that you may have.
How are mucoceles diagnosed?