Mucocele Removal Oral Surgery in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Avondale, AZ

Oral Mucocele Removal Surgery

If you’re experiencing a small, rounded bump or lesion inside the mouth, you may be dealing with a mucocele. Oral mucoceles are not dangerous but may trigger discomfort or functional interference. That’s why Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center provides prompt and effective mucocele removal in Scottsdale and Avondale, AZ.

What Is Oral Mucocele?Mucocele Removal Oral Surgery in Scottsdale & Avondale, AZ

Oral mucocele refers to a cyst filled with mucus that grows inside the mouth. While it may seem daunting, mucocele is harmless and typically painless. These cysts are defined as round, smooth lesions that may appear in the oral cavity on the inner lower lip, cheeks, gums, tongue, and floor of the mouth.

Symptoms of Oral Mucocele

Oral mucoceles are not inherently painful. However, they may be uncomfortable or disruptive to oral function, interfering with swallowing, chewing, or speaking abilities. Mucoceles are dome-shaped bumps or lesions that are soft yet firm to the touch. They range from one millimeter to two centimeters in size and have either a bluish-tone or clear appearance.

Causes of Mucocele

Oral mucoceles are caused by trauma to the salivary glands or salivary gland obstructions. Blockages or injuries can disrupt saliva flow, resulting in saliva build-up that forms mucocele. This can occur due to several factors, including:

  • Lip-sucking/biting habits
  • Chronic inflammation as a result of smoking and/or tobacco use
  • Compromised or thickened salivary ducts
  • Intubation trauma

Types of Oral Mucocele

Oral mucocele is categorized based on its position. The three types of mucocele are superficial, classic, and deep mucocele. Superficial mucoceles are found beneath the mucosal surface. Classic mucocele refer to mucocele in the upper layer of the submucosa, and deep mucocele are located in the lowest portion of the mucous membrane.

Understanding Oral Mucocele Removal

Most mucoceles rupture and subside on their own. However, if the mucocele disrupts oral function, you may opt for removal. To mitigate the risk of oral tissue damage or infection, a doctor or dentist can diagnose mucocele, but an oral surgeon will ultimately have to remove it.

Benefits of Oral Mucocele Removal

Surgical removal of mucocele can be advantageous for those experiencing large or recurring mucocele. The benefits of mucocele removal include:

  • Sustainable relief from mucocele discomfort
  • Eliminate functional disruptions caused by mucocele
  • Prevent recurring mucocele
  • Reduced risk of complications, injury, or infection

Surgical Removal of Mucocele

At Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center, we perform surgical removal of mucoceles using an excision. With meticulous attention to detail, we perform mucocele removal with the utmost precision and care to mitigate lingual nerve damage. Depending on the type of mucocele, we employ the appropriate drainage and/or dissection techniques to minimize side effects, recurrence, and complications.

Mucocele Removal Recovery

The mucocele removal healing process depends on the extent and the type of mucocele removal you pursue. Most patients report minimal swelling and/or discomfort post-procedure, which is easily managed using over-the-counter pain medication. While the mouth heals, a soft or liquid diet is recommended. Furthermore, strenuous activity is discouraged for at least a week after mucocele removal.

Choose Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center

If you’re considering mucocele removal, choose Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center for the highest standards of quality care. With over 30 years of experience and our state-of-the-art, licensed surgical facility, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction. Our safe and effective treatment plans are tailored to your needs, fostering a successful experience.

Schedule Your Oral Mucocele Removal Consultation With Us

Reclaim your comfort and achieve sustainable relief from oral mucocele symptoms with Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery Center. With two renowned surgical centers in Scottsdale and Avondale, AZ, partner with us for personalized care and innovative treatments. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your surgical removal of mucocele.