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Painful lump near lower lip, movable. Any ideas?

Hi I have a painful pea size lump inside my mouth on the right hand side of my lower lip . I can move it around with my tongue . It does hurt and is making the whole area ache. There are a few other lumps in the same area and on the other side but this one seems to be swollen and is the most prominent. You can see it clearly when i pull back my lip. Any ideas? Many thanks kerrie
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Painful lump can be because of either due to gingival abscess due to accumulation of bacterial plague and calculus deep into gum pockets of front teeth , it can be due to periodontal abscess from the infected tooth, it can be apthous ulceration , or block of salivary gland vesicle .

I suggest you to get a complete clinical examination of the tooth by the Dentist.
Take an OPG x-ray .
Drainage of the abscess will be the treatment.

At home maintain a good oral hygiene.
Use chlorhexidine mouthwash gargles twice daily.
Take vitamin suplements .

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,

Painful lumps on the lower lip is most commonly MUCOCELE.

MUCOCELE is the cystic sac like lump usually seen on the lower lip and it is caused due to trauma or blockage of minor salivary glands .

These cystic areas are painful when infected by bacterial or sometimes viral invasion . they may get transformed into an abscess after infection .

It is a fluctulant swelling and moves freely fover the mucosal surface and needs to be excised surgically .

i would suggest you to approach an oral surgeon and get the cysts removed by enucleation or marsupialization procedure.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for posting your query.

These are aphthous ulcer type lesions.

Please take vitamin supplements and nutritious food.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Avoid anxiety and stress.
Topical steroids can be applied.
hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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