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  • saliva
  • Studies have revealed increased levels of matrix metalloproteins, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, type IV collagenase, and plasminogen activators in mucoceles compared with that of whole saliva. (medscape.com)
  • A salivary mucocele, or sialocele, is a collection of saliva that has leaked from a damaged salivary gland or salivary duct, and has accumulated in the tissues. (acvs.org)
  • It drains its mostly mucous saliva into the mouth via about 8-20 ducts which open along the plica sublingualis (a fold of tissue under the tongue). (wikipedia.org)
  • gauze
  • One technique that helps is to put a couple of drops of milk and a dash of turmeric powder on a cotton gauze pad and cover the mucocele with it. (wisegeek.org)
  • The sides of the tongue are inspected with a gloved hand holding a piece of gauze. (wikipedia.org)
  • harmless
  • Mucoceles are a harmless, common condition resulting from the collection of clear fluid on the interior surface of the lip. (wisegeek.org)
  • Other than the aforementioned actions, it isn't always clear why mucoceles develop, but while they are generally harmless, they do tend to be a nuisance. (blistercare.org)
  • ulcer
  • It may be an ulcer on her tongue related to this illness or a new illness, particularly if she is in a child are environment. (healthtap.com)
  • tissues
  • The mucocele can form as the result of drawing tissues between the teeth, such as sucking the lip back between one's teeth or otherwise drawing on the tissues in the mouth to result in excessive pressure. (blistercare.org)
  • To check the oral mucosa, the patient's cheek is exposed with a tongue depressor and the tissues inspected with a penlight. (wikipedia.org)
  • mouth
  • I chew my food slowly to avoid biting my mouth, and I use tartar control toothpaste because it can help prevent mucocele formation. (wisegeek.org)
  • A canker sore can develop on virtually any part of the mouth but are especially likely to develop on the cheeks and tongue. (blistercare.org)
  • A non-surgical option that may be effective for a small or newly identified mucocele is to rinse the mouth thoroughly with salt water (one tablespoon of salt per cup) four to six times a day for a few days. (wikipedia.org)
  • To assess the tonsils, a patient opens their mouth and a tongue blade is used to depress the tongue. (wikipedia.org)
  • fluid
  • But simply draining the fluid filled lumen of the mucocele will not solve the problem permanently. (healthtap.com)
  • The mucocele looks like a thin layer of skin that has been stretched out into a dome shape and filled with clear fluid. (blistercare.org)
  • teeth
  • B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. (healthtap.com)
  • Individuals who habitually suck their inner lip between their teeth often experience the formation of a mucocele. (wisegeek.org)
  • oral
  • 2. Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse can cause staining of oral surfaces, such as tooth surfaces, restorations, and the dorsum of the tongue. (drugs.com)
  • A pharyngeal mucocele is generally totally undetectable until the oral cavity is examined with sedation. (acvs.org)
  • The size of oral mucoceles vary from 1 mm to several centimeters and they usually are slightly transparent with a blue tinge. (wikipedia.org)
  • bumps
  • I feel like my skin is hot no fever and have little bumps on back of my tongue what's that? (healthtap.com)
  • And there is two large bumps on back of my tongue I recently noticed? (healthtap.com)
  • The bumps on back of my tongue seems lill bigeer doesn't hurt or anything not sure if it was always like that. (healthtap.com)
  • Red bumps on back of my tongue, white small coating on tongue. (healthtap.com)
  • Bad breathe, white coating, big red bumps on back of my tongue, should I stop smoking cigarets, and what's the cure for my situation, I also brush my tongu? (healthtap.com)
  • sore
  • My tongue has been sore for a month or so used listerine a cple times but coffee food with coating almost everything aggravates me. (healthtap.com)
  • throat
  • Pets with pharyngeal mucoceles may experience respiratory distress because the mass developing in the throat is beginning to obstruct the airway. (acvs.org)
  • often
  • Examining the pets with sedation on their back (Figure 3) often allows the mucocele to migrate to the affected side. (acvs.org)
  • Portions of the tongue may puff up and, due to a yellow or white discoloration to the area, can often be mistaken for blistering. (blistercare.org)
  • Despite healing after a few days, superficial mucoceles recur often in the same location. (wikipedia.org)
  • type
  • Known as a "superficial mucocele", this type presents as single or multiple vesicles and bursts into an ulcer. (wikipedia.org)