Mucocele: A Case Report
Mucocele is a common benign lesion in the oral cavity. It is caused by the excess of mucous secretion as a result of injury and lip biting habits or any abnormalities of minor salivary glands. Mucoceles are generally painless but can cause discomfort to the patients while eating and speaking. Mucoceles are mainly diagnosed with the help of clinical features. Very few mucoceles resolve without any treatment, but majority of mucoceles are surgically removed. The right management can remove mucoceles without causing any side effects. It is important for a practitioner to diagnose oral lesions such as mucocele and provide the right treatment. This paper describes a case of mucocele that has been surgically treated.
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