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Something hanging off the inside part of upper lip in front of teeth. What is it ?

Hi I have something hanging off the inside part of my upper lip in front of my front two teeth . It is hanging superficially and I noticed it a couple days ago, but it has become more prominent. It is nonpainful, easily move-able, and is flat, smooth and kind of circular. When I left my lip it I can see it pretty clear, I thought it seemed cystic but I am not sure anymore. Please let me know what it could be. I brush regularly but havent dont anything else to it.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Welcome to Health Care Magic!
On your description - not painful, 'hanging' (which i assume you mean not firmly attached but mobile) and the recent onset - I can tell that there is no likelihood of serious infection or dental cyst/tumor. It 'could' be a granuloma or a papilloma. Either conditions are self regressing and you dont have to worry. Try not to disturb it though, and if you develop signs of infection (reddening, fluid discharge, multiple sores in mouth etc.) get it attended immediately. If papilloma or granuloma increases in size and interferes with normal oral functions, it can be surgically removed under local anesthesia.
Hope this helps!
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
I read your problem,it seems that it is granuloma or pappiloma,but you do not need to get worried,because both the conditions are self limiting.
I will suggest you leave it like that only,do not touch this again and again,it will resolve itself with in few days,if not visit to a dentist in your area and get the thorough examination done.
As you said it is not painful and there is no sign of infection nothing to get worried.
Take Care
Dr. Gunan Gupta
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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