Mucocele mucus retention

The mucous cyst of the oral mucosa or mucocele, implies two types of conditions. These two conditions are mucus extravasation phenomenon and mucus retention cyst.

The mucus extravasation phenomenon is a condition in which the connective tissue swells when the mucin accumulate in it due to the rupture of the salivary gland duct. This occurs due to local trauma. The connective tissue is fibrous and mucins are types of proteins which can form gels. There is need of complete Dental Hygiene Tips For Better Oral Health

The mucus retention cyst forms when the mucin is accumulated in the connective tissue due to the rupture or obstruction of a salivary duct, particularly the Parotid duct.

These conditions can lead to sinus inflammation. The color of the swelling is usually bluish translucent. Children and young adults are more susceptible to this Dental problems and treatment is to be given.

The swelling most often appears on the surface of the lower lip. The other possible areas can be on the inner side of the cheek, the anterior ventral tongue and the floor of the mouth. If the swelling is on the inner side of the cheek, then it is called buccal mucosa. The swelling on the floor of the mouth is called ranula. The occurrence of the cyst on the upper lip is very rare.

The mucoceles formed due to the condition usually resolve naturally within a short time without the need for any treatment. Sometimes the mucoceles can be chronic and these need to be removed by surgery. The surgical procedures available for the removal of the cysts also include laser and minimally invasive techniques. The surgical treatment is the best treatment so far for chronic mucoceles, however, non-surgical treatments are also possible, such as rinsing the oral cavity completely with saltwater several times in a day. One must know the importance of dental hygiene and follow the best tips for good oral health.