I'm happy that you have asked me to assist you with your child and hope that you can benefit from my many years of helping parents like you. This is known as a ranula and is treated by excision by a dentist or oral surgeon. It is due to an obstructed mucous duct in the lip and sometimes they just pop and go away but most of the time it requires a simple office procedure to remove it.
Here is a reference on this topic:http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/847589-overview
Will the office procedure require numbing of the area? I'm a little worried about my 7 year old freaking out.
They just put a little topical anesthetic on first and then inject only if necessary. Once it is popped it may not return and after excision by a dentist or oral surgeon it is gone for good.
It would be no worse than a filling or other dental procedure.
You have been such a big help. I should have come here first before I paid a co-pay to our local Dr. We'll definitely use this service in the future. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX Hartland, MI
Just a little fact...you joined this service on our 7 yr olds birthday 4/17
Even without seeing the patient we can do pretty well - especially us "seasoned" pediatricians!