With mucocele, patients may notice lumps or lesions in the mouth. Mouth lesions can vary widely: some may be soft or rubbery, sore or painless, clear or bluish in colour. Often, swelling in the mouth is caused by trauma or blocked salivary ducts. In some cases, swelling or lesions in the mouth may indicate a more serious condition.
Any swelling or sores in the mouth that last for longer than a week should be examined by Dr McHugh.
Frequently Asked Questions
A mucocele is usually removed surgically by excision biopsy or with a laser.
The removed tissue will be sent to a laboratory for evaluation.
Dr McHugh will meet with you to discuss the details of your procedure and answer any questions you may have before treatment.