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I am experiencing a small moving lump under my lower lip,

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Customer: I am experiencing a small moving lump under my lower lip, painless.
JA: OK. The Dentist will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Dentist can help you best.
Customer: long back I bit my mouth, it cured and this lump appeared.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what is the expected delay ?
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 1 year ago.


Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.

The lump is a mucocele. Mucoceles occur when the ducts of the minor salivary glands in the lower lip get severed due to lip biting. This leads to an escape of saliva which pushes the overlying tissues upwards, causing a blister.

Superficial mucoceles generally resolve in a short time, but if you have had it for 4 weeks or more, some minor surgical care might be needed.

A simple excision of the blister would suffice, since it appears to be a superficial mucocele.

I would like you to read this excellent article on mucoceles:

Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information. Please leave a positive rating for me if this answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise.

Good Luck !

Dr. Behere

Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 1 year ago.


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