A 25 years old female patient attended the OPD with the complain of a recurring swelling in the lower lip for several months. The swelling often enlarges and reduces after some watery discharge.
The swelling was diagnosed as a “mucocele” which is a type of soft tissue cyst caused by the obstruction of minor salivary glands located in lower lip. The preferred treatment is to enucleate the cyst surgically under local anesthesia which was done accordingly. It is a minor oral surgery. Such swellings are very common and patients usually have little to worry about. Consult with your nearest registered BDS dental surgeon for any oral and dental procedure.