Mucocele of the oral cavity

What is a mucocele in the oral cavity? A mucocele of the oral cavity, also known as a mucus cyst, is a noncancerous growth on the inside of the mouth. It is called a “mucocele” because it is filled with mucus. Mucoceles commonly involve the lips, inner cheeks, and floor of the mouth. What causes …
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Squamous dysplasia of the oral cavity

What is squamous dysplasia in the oral cavity? Squamous dysplasia (also called epithelial dysplasia) is a precancerous disease that starts from specialized squamous cells that cover the inside surface of the oral cavity. This area includes the lips, tongue, floor of mouth, cheeks, and hard palate. Squamous dysplasia is considered a pre-cancerous disease because it …
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