Mucoceles: Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Bumps on the Lips

We get a lot of call in our office about bumps on lips especially lower lips.

Do you know what a mucocele is?

It’s a common  lesion that can form in the oral cavity due to blocked or damaged salivary gland ducts. Mucoceles usually appear as small, fluid-filled bumps that are clear or bluish in color and can cause discomfort if they are large or located in an area that is frequently irritated by the teeth or food.

If you think you might have a mucocele, it’s important to see a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. Treatment options include surgical removal and laser therapy, depending on the size and location of the lesion. And, as with many health issues, prevention is key. Taking steps to avoid trauma to the mouth can help reduce your risk of developing mucoceles.

So, if you’re concerned about a lesion in your mouth, don’t hesitate to reach out to a dental professional. And, be sure to share this post with your friends and family to help spread awareness about this common oral health issue.


For a stress-free dental experience with mucoceles, call Goyal Dentistry at 757-427-0695, and read our reviews to see how we’ve helped others achieve dental comfort.