The Mukokel Grew Again But Didn’t Break Immediately?
hello, I have a question
Hello, good morning Olivia.
Mucocele or also known as mucous cyst, which is an enlarged sac (cyst) filled with fluid on the lips or the inside of the mouth. These cysts develop when the salivary glands become blocked by mucus (mucus). Mucoceles are usually temporary and painless, but they can persist if left untreated. Mucoceles often occur as a result of repeated trauma to the oral cavity, such as a lip bite (most often), the inside of the cheek is bitten, piercings, or repeated friction between a broken or sharp tooth and the inside of the cheek. In addition, poor oral hygiene and lip biting habits (for example due to anxiety / stress) can also trigger this disease.
It is necessary to ascertain in advance whether the condition you are experiencing is indeed a mucocele or just your guess. Mucoceles have the following characteristics: if the cyst is on the surface of the lips, then the sign is a soft swelling, less than 1 cm in size, whereas if the cyst is deeper, the shape is clearly rounded, paler in color and more painful. Some diseases that have signs similar to mucoceles include: benign salivary gland tumors, hemangiomas (tumors caused by abnormal growth of blood vessels), soft tissue abscesses, etc.
We suggest that you check with a dentist (especially a dentist who specializes in oral surgery), to determine whether your condition is actually mucocele or other conditions (because to make sure your condition requires direct examination). The treatment can depend on the conditions at the time of the examination, it can be in the form of administering drugs, to removing the cyst, etc.
Meanwhile, avoid the lips from repeated friction. You can still rinse your mouth with warm salt water to help reduce complaints.
That's all, hopefully this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa