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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes sore on labial frenulum?

HI dr. I have a pproblem on my superior labial frenulum. I noticed a small sore on it and didn t how long long it is there already. I put a canker sore drop just every morning but still it is there. I didn t seek professional help first. Right now, i feel nervous already
Fri, 5 Jun 2015
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Dentist 's  Response
Can understand your concern..

As per your complain a small sore on the superior labial frenulum can be a mucous retention cyst or a small mucocele due to a blocked minor salivary gland which causes spilling of its content into the soft tissues appearing as a lump..

It can also be occurred as a result of trauma or injury caused by some hard food items leading to a minor inflammatory process and appearing as a lump..

A canker sore can be there but there are less evidences of its occurrence over the labial frenulum..

You need not to worry as it will heal itself slowly and there seems to be nothing serious..

Maintain a good oral hygiene and use antimicrobial mouth wash.

Hope your query is solved..

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Dr.Honey Nandwani Arora.

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