• saliva
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • mouth
  • I had what we thought was a mucocele on the roof of my mouth. (healthtap.com)
  • Mucoceles are blocked salivary ducts in the inside of the cheek, gum, floor of the mouth, or the palate . (healthtap.com)
  • 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 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)
  • Assessment of the ventral (bottom) surface of the tongue is done by having the patient touch the tip of their tongue against the roof of their mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • To assess the tonsils, a patient opens their mouth and a tongue blade is used to depress the tongue. (wikipedia.org)
  • cheek
  • To assess the gums, a tongue depressor gently retracts the cheek to allow inspection of the upper and lower gums. (wikipedia.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)
  • gums
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • throat
  • Pets with pharyngeal mucoceles may experience respiratory distress because the mass developing in the throat is beginning to obstruct the airway. (acvs.org)
  • 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)