Mucocele Removal in NYC is Common but Commonly Overlooked

POSTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2011 AT 10:27 AM  by Dr. Mark Stein

Approximately one of every five hundred people develop a mucocele at a given time. They are common and often painless and harmless, but in some cases, lesions or swelling in the mouth could potentially indicate a serious condition. Dr. Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. can examine and diagnose a mucocele in New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Implant Center. A common, typically harmless mucocele is a small, fluid-filled swelling in the mouth. They can be found on the inside of the lower lip, inside the cheek, and on the roof or floor of the mouth. These are usually painless if shallow, but the deeper the mucocele, the more painful and sore the mucocele may become. Also, the deeper the mucocele, the more likely the mucocele is to lead to permanent scar tissue if untreated. Even harmless mucocele can be uncomfortable, annoying, and interfere with speaking and eating. A mucocele in NYC should be examined by Dr. Stein at New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Implant Center  despite being commonly harmless; all cysts or swelling inside the mouth should always be diagnosed by a dentist to ensure the safety and health of your mouth.

Dr. Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. performs mucocele removal at New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Dental Implant Center.  Patients who a mucocele, as well as any cyst or swelling inside the mouth, should be examined by a dentist. Mucoceles form due to blocked salivary glands. Saliva is important to the digestion process, helps protect teeth from decay, and keeps the mouth moist. If a salivary gland is damaged, commonly from lip biting, or blocked, a mucocele in NYC will form. Once Dr. Stein examines and diagnoses a mucocele in NY, tests may be administered depending on the patient’s history, size, and location of the lump. Dr. Stein will discuss what tests may be best for your individual mucocele. Tests could include an X-ray or extracting a sample which will be sent to a laboratory for further examination. If necessary, mucoceles are removed with a scalpel or laser. Dr. Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about mucocele  and mucocele removal. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Stein.

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